HCL is extending support to India’s largest zoo – the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai – as well as the Madras Crocodile Bank, to help them overcome the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chennai Zoo and the Crocodile Bank depend on the revenue generated from visitors for the animals’ upkeep and facility maintenance. Restricted people movement during the pandemic has severely impacted this revenue stream. The two organisations are, therefore, looking for external support to provide critical animal care.
HCL is extending support to help with animal feed and care at the two facilities, while also providing salaries to the caretakers involved in sanitisation and maintenance for a period of six months, says a release from HCL.
The Crocodile Bank, which houses over 2,000 adult and 100 juvenile crocodiles and other species, has been engaged in the conservation of rare species for over four decades.