BHOPAL: It’s a golden chance for animal lovers. If you want to adopt animals of the Van Vihar National Park, then you can contact the management and choose your animal. One can adopt the animal for one month, one quarter, half year or at annual basis.
Tiger or lion can be adopted for Rs 17,000 per month or Rs 50,000 for three months, Rs 1 lakh for 6 months or Rs 2 lakh for one year. These two animals fall into the most expensive category.
In the lowest expenses category, python could be adopted in as much as Rs 800 per month or Rs 2300 for three months, Rs 4500 for six months and Rs 8000 for a year.
The adoption scheme started in Van Vihar from 1 January 2009. Any individual or an institution can adopt the animals mentioned below.
Overall 78 animals had been adopted by individuals and institutions since the inception of the scheme.
People who adopt animals get relaxation in income tax under 80 G. Moreover, they also get free pass to Van Vihar worth 10% of the amount donated.
Name of the adopter (person/institute) is displayed at the animal display center for the stipulated time.
Animal - 1 year - 6 months - 3 months - 1 month
Tiger - 200,000 - 100,000 - 50,000 - 17,000
Lion - 200,000 - 100,000 - 50,000 - 17,000
Leopard - 100,000 - 50,000 - 25,000 - 9000
Bear - 100,000 - 50,000 - 25,000 - 9000
Hyena -36,000 - 19,000 - 10,000 - 4000
Jackal - 30,000 - 16,000 - 9000 - 3500
Alligator - 36,000 - 19,000 - 10,000 - 4000
Crocodile - 50,000 - 26,000 - 14,000 - 5000
Python - 8000 - 4500 - 2300 - 800
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