Bhupender Yadav releases white tiger cubs in arena of white tiger enclosure in National Zoological Park, New Delhi
Union Minister names female cub as “Avani” meaning earth and male cub as “Vyom” which means universe
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Bhupender Yadav released white tiger cubs today in arena of white tiger enclosure in National Zoological Park, New Delhi by flagging off . The Union Minister has named female cub as “Avani” meaning earth & male cub as “Vyom” which means universe. The parentage consists of father Vijay and mother tigress Sita.
Tigress Sita delivered these cubs on 24.08.2022. Now these two cubs, one male and one female, are about 8 months old. These cubs till now were kept in night shelter and in the side kraal during day time with mother. As the cubs need more area for their movement they are being released in the bigger area i.e. arena in visitor display.
Flagged off the release of 8-month-old Avni and Vyom into their enclosure in the presence of school children and zoo staff. Visitors to the zoo will now be able to see and say hello to Avni and Vyom. #EarthDay2023 #MissionLiFE pic.twitter.com/p0AVXgmUP4— Bhupender Yadav (@byadavbjp) April 20, 2023
Shri Yadav also interacted with school children to promote Mission LIFE and shared the importance of sustainable way of living and natural resource conservation. Group of about 100 students and staff from various schools of New Delhi attended the programme and showed enthusiasm to promote wildlife conservation. After the release of white tiger cubs zoo walk was conducted for the school students..
Director General of Forest & Special Secretary, MOEF&CC Shri Chandra Prakash Goyal, ADG (Forest Conservation) Shri Satya Prakash Yadav, ADG(Wildlife) Shri. Bivash Ranjan, Member Secretary, Central Zoo Authority, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Shukla ,IG Wildlife Shri Rohit Tiwari and officials from MOEFCC were also present on the occasion.