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March 8, 2010

Indore Zoo celebrates birthday of two white tigers

     Indore: Indore Zoo celebrated the birthday of two white tigers living there with an objective to propagate 'Save Tiger' amongst the people. The birthday bash for the tigers Riddhi and Siddhi was organised jointly by the civic authorities and a voluntary organisation. The whole cage was decorated in a grand manner with colourful paper strips and balloons. A huge number of children from across the city arrived at the zoo to be a part of the celebrations. The enthusiastic children even brought self-made birthday greeting cards along with them as presents for the tigers. "To make the children aware about the tigers and they being endangered, we have organised this birthday bash for two of our tigers. Children seem very excited as they have made birthday greeting cards for Riddhi and Siddhi," said C B Singh, commissioner, Indore. Poaching and loss of habitat have caused tiger numbers to plunge from around 40,000 to about 1,411 at the beginning of the 21st century in India, a country with patchy environmental awareness and uneven local governance needed for an effective crackdown on poachers.
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