Akshita Rao adopts female African lion named
Akshita Rao adopts female African lion named "Adishana" (Photo/ANI)

Hyderabad: Teenage girl adopts lioness in memory of late grandfather

ANI | Updated: Oct 03, 2020 21:48 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], October 3 (ANI): Ahead of World Animal Welfare Day, animal lover and Class 12 student Akshita Rao Gamji adopted an African lioness named "Adishana" for a period of one year at Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad.
World Animal Welfare Day is celebrated every year on October 4 to raise awareness about the protection of animals around the world.
Akshita adopted the lioness in memory of her late grandfather, G Manoher Rao and handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh towards the adoption of lioness to N. Kshitija, IFS, Curator, Nehru Zoological Park.

She was accompanied by her parents Gandhi Gamji and Manju Gamji.
As per official statement, A.Shankaran, former Curator and A. Nagamani, Deputy Curator of the Nehru Zoological Park were also present on the occasion.
The Nehru Zoological Park is home to seven Asiatic lions. (ANI)