Tiger Cub Named After Hima Das On International Tiger Day At Bangalore Zoo
GUWAHATI: On International Tiger Day, celebrated on July 29 every year, the Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) announced that they named a six month old tiger cub ‘Hima’ in honour of sprint queen, Hima Das.
According to reports, Zoo authorities in the park believe that by naming the tiger cub after the star athlete, they will not only be able to attract more tourists to the park, but also raise awareness among the masses about the importance of tiger conservation.
In a statement, Vanashree Vipin Singh, executive director, BBP said, "A model on the impact of tiger extinction will be on display at the entrance of the zoo. Visitors will also have a chance to make their own tiger handimals as part of the celebration."
Hima Das & the cub