National Zoological Park, Delhi joyously celebrated the first birthday of the adorable white tigress Sita's twin cubs, Avni and Vyom on Saturday (26 August).
The celebration of Avni and Vyom's first birthday stands as a testament to the zoo's dedication to fostering a harmonious co-existence between humans and nature.
At present the National Zoological Park has 12 tigers of two varieties and among these there are seven normal coloured Royal Bengal Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) and five white tigers (Panthera tigris tigris color_mutation).
The highlight of the celebration was the cake-cutting ceremony, symbolising the cubs' significance to connect between the citizens and wildlife.
Students of 11th grade were invited to partake in the festivities. The event provided a unique educational opportunity for the students to learn about tigers and their vital role in biodiversity preservation.
National Zoological Park demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability by gifting each attending student a plant sapling. This gesture aimed not only to express gratitude for their participation but also to instill a sense of responsibility for the environment among the future generations.
Senior officials of Ministry of Environment and Forest were present on the occasion.
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