Karnataka zoo authority to launch app for online animal adoption

First Published 29, Jul 2020, 12:47 PM

The Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) is all set to launch a mobile phone application ‘Zoos of Karnataka’, to enable the people to contribute for conservation education, rescue, relief and rehabilitation of wild animals.

<p>The Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) is set to launch a mobile phone application ‘Zoos of Karnataka’ on Wednesday.</p>

The Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) is set to launch a mobile phone application ‘Zoos of Karnataka’ on Wednesday.

<p>According to ZAK, the application will enable the people to contribute for conservation education, rescue, relief and rehabilitation of wild animals.<br />
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According to ZAK, the application will enable the people to contribute for conservation education, rescue, relief and rehabilitation of wild animals.
 

<p>The titular head of the erstwhile Mysore Royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar will dedicate the app online, at 11 am in Mysuru, on the occasion of World Tiger Day.<br />
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The titular head of the erstwhile Mysore Royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar will dedicate the app online, at 11 am in Mysuru, on the occasion of World Tiger Day.
 

<p>Karnataka minister for forest, environment and ecology Anand Singh will also be present at the virtual event.<br />
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Karnataka minister for forest, environment and ecology Anand Singh will also be present at the virtual event.
 

<p>“The app will be useful in online animal adoption and donations to all nine zoos of Karnataka, for any amount starting from Rs 50,” BP Ravi, additional principal chief conservator of forests, said.</p>

“The app will be useful in online animal adoption and donations to all nine zoos of Karnataka, for any amount starting from Rs 50,” BP Ravi, additional principal chief conservator of forests, said.

<p>He said, “Zoos are an integral part of the national conservation strategy. Since the advent of COVID-19, all institutions and organisations, including zoos, that thrived on the support of people are badly affected. People stopped visiting zoos, the much-needed revenue, in the form of entry fee, stopped.”&nbsp;</p>

He said, “Zoos are an integral part of the national conservation strategy. Since the advent of COVID-19, all institutions and organisations, including zoos, that thrived on the support of people are badly affected. People stopped visiting zoos, the much-needed revenue, in the form of entry fee, stopped.” 

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