Hyderabad: On the occasion of World Snake Day, the Nehru Zoological Park, in collaboration with the Friends of Snakes Society, conducted an informative program to raise awareness about snakes. The event took place at the reptile house within the Zoo premises on Sunday, attracting a diverse crowd.
The curator of the Nehru Zoological Park, Prashant Bajirao Patil, and Deputy Curator, A Nagamani, expressed the zoo’s commitment to celebrating ecological days and emphasized the importance of educating the public. They encouraged citizens to actively participate in upcoming events aimed at fostering greater awareness about wildlife conservation.
During the event, society members, along with the zoo staff, provided visitors with insights into snake facts and the various types of snakes found in the region. The focus was on helping individuals identify venomous and non-venomous snakes, as well as educating them on precautionary measures to take in the event of a snake bite.
Through interactive discussions and engaging demonstrations, participants learned about the vital role snakes play in maintaining ecological balance. They were also enlightened about the significance of conserving snake habitats and the need to coexist with these reptiles in a responsible manner.
The program aimed to dispel common myths and misconceptions surrounding snakes, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for these creatures. By providing accurate information and promoting snake conservation, the Nehru Zoological Park and the Friends of Snakes Society sought to empower individuals with the knowledge to ensure their safety and the well-being of these unique reptiles.
As the event concluded, visitors expressed their gratitude for the informative session and commended the efforts of the Nehru Zoological Park and the Friends of Snakes Society in organizing such awareness programs. The success of World Snake Day celebration further highlights the community’s growing interest in wildlife conservation and the importance of preserving the delicate balance of our ecosystems.