Go on, get yourself a TIGER…..

Visit the Bannerghatta Zoo and you will see healthy and energetic animals, the credit goes to the program called “Adopt the Wild”…


“Adopt the Wild” programme engages for private funding for the upkeep of animals in near natural habitats, is trying hard to popularize it. The money contributed assures a better life for the adopted animals and is being spent on feeding, medical check-up and help the captive breeding programme to enhance wildlife conservation; I see a great value in such kind of Public Private Partnerships …

The annual cost of adopting a lion is Rs. 1.75 lakh and a tiger is Rs. 1.45 lakh. An elephant will be costlier at Rs. 2 lakh a year and a marsh crocodile can cost Rs. 7,000. If you prefer something more exotic, you can adopt a King Cobra for Rs. 5,500 a year. Throughout the world, zoos and sections in wildlife parks have become few places where fast dwindling species such as tiger can be bred under natural conditions.

So what are you waiting for! Go on, and get yourself a TIGER…..

8 Comments so far

  1. Mysore (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    They have a similar program in the Mysore Zoo. They also publish the names in the Star of Mysore evening paper. It is really a wonderful program as it gives an incentive to the “adopter” to check on their animals :-) leading to more trips to the Zoo. Win-Win situation all around!

  2. R.A. Levin (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 10:10 am

    I’d have a hard time trying to choose which animal I would wish to adopt, especially with the way the sign is worded. It brings out the sensitive animal lover side in me. Lol!
    It would be nice if I adopted an Elephant, that I would get the chance to make friends with him/her. A Tiger…well….I’d want to do that from a safe distance!

  3. Rajesh (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 10:57 am

    I would bet anywhich way to feel like having adopted anyone out there! the experience and the feeling would be great and deserving!!

  4. Chitra (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    That’s nice! Lets see what we can do. I have been meaning to take the kids to Bannerghatta zoo one of these days.

  5. Pal (unregistered) on January 13th, 2007 @ 2:23 pm

    If you adopt an animal, will you also have to supply a dowry and pay for a wedding?

  6. R.A. Levin (unregistered) on January 14th, 2007 @ 11:33 am

    Lol, PAL!
    I never thought of it that way! If it’s an arranged marriage, that would make it even more difficult. ;)

  7. Pal (unregistered) on January 15th, 2007 @ 9:04 pm

    Can interspecies arranged marriages work?

  8. R.A. Levin (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

    Not sure about that one, but I’ve been happily married to vegetarian Lasagna for years! :O

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