Summer Camp at Bannerghatta Zoo: An initiative to connect young minds to nature and wildlife


With an increasing threat to wildlife and nature due to anthropogenic factors, it is of utmost importance to create awareness among young minds to make conservation a reality. Bannerghatta Biological Park hosted a unique day long summer camp in three batches on 24th, 26th April and 2nd May, in which a total of 53 students attended the camp. This included a guided tour of the zoo, safari and butterfly park with emphasis on wildlife management and conservation,careers at the park. The students also got hands on experience of observing our animals to understand their adaptations and they also planted a few native tree species in the park premises as an initiative to conserve the local biodiversity. Ms. Manali Kolhapure from Nature Conservation Society shared the threats that urban wildlife face and ways students can conserve them by not supporting illegal wildlife trade, placing nest boxes, feeders and water baths in their gardens to conserve specWith an increasing threat to wildlife and nature due to anthropogenic factors, it is of utmost importance to create awareness among young minds to make conservation a reality. Bannerghatta Biological Park hosted a unique day long summer camp in three batches on 24th, 26th April and 2nd May, in which a total of 53 students attended the camp. This included a guided tour of the zoo, safari and butterfly park with emphasis on wildlife management and conservation,careers at the park. The students also got hands on experience of observing our animals to understand their adaptations and they also planted a few native tree species in the park premises as an initiative to conserve the local biodiversity. Ms. Manali Kolhapure from Nature Conservation Society shared the threats that urban wildlife face and ways students can conserve them by not supporting illegal wildlife trade, placing nest boxes, feeders and water baths in their gardens to conserve species in cities.