Surya adopts a lion from Vandaloor Zoo

Actor Surya has come forward for a noble deed. Fans will know that the actor and his brother are fascinated like many, towards animals in the wild. Karthi who has already adopted a tigress from famous Vadaloor Zoo is now joined by his big bro.

Surya has taken up full responsibility to feed one of the lions in the Vadaloor Zoo for a full year. Spread over a sprawling 650 hectares, the zoo has elephants, lions, tigers, leopards, deers, chimpanzee monkeys, and camels is a haven for the animals and the visitors who come to see them. Back in October 2010, brother Karthi too adopted a tigress named Namratha from the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur. The actor paid Rs.77,000 towards the feeding cost of the tiger for six months and said, “Protecting a tiger is like protecting the forest itself and I am happy to have the opportunity to sponsor a tiger” Every animal is fed a fully nutritious diet with special care given to hygiene. We found out that for a daily meal it’s Rs. 436 for camels, for rhinos it’s Rs. 373, elephants Rs. 520 , and Rs. 525 for lions and tigers, the last one being a fully non-veg affair. Others including Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss have offered to feed deer, tortoises and birds. The zoo officials have also invited the general public to come forward with their good gestures.

So the next time you make a visit to the zoos, you can always adopt one of ‘em right?

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