Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden celebrates week-long ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on the species Pygmy Hog
Guwahati: Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden conducted a week-long programme (Jan 17 to 23, 2022) on the species Pygmy Hog, to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorating 75 years of India’s Independence, under the banner of Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi.
The Central Zoo Authority has been conducting various programmes to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav covering 75 weeks-75 species-75 zoos and with the theme “Conservation to co-existence: The people’s connect”.
Assam State Zoo was allotted the 45th week with the species Pygmy Hog.
The week-long programme in the Zoo was an outreach programme to reach out to the masses and educate them about the need for the conservation of a grassland based species like Pygmy Hog.
The Pygmy Hog is the smallest and the rarest wild Hog in the world, with the IUCN status being ‘Endangered’, as estimates of 200 to 300 individuals are surviving in the wild and limited to a highly restricted range.