A 19-year-old boy adopted a spotted deer from the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Zoological Park in Kamalapur on Wednesday. Nithin, who celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday, spent his pocket money Rs 7,500 to adopt the spotted deer for a year. His gesture won the hearts of the zoo’s officials, who were overjoyed with such a young boy’s love towards animals.
Nithin had previously celebrated his birthdays at an orphanage in Hosapete, if it was the adoption of an animal that marked his big day this year.
Nithin’s father, V Narayan, works as a police officer at the Tungabhadra Dam, and his mother, B Rani, works as a housewife. Nithin decided to adopt a spotted deer for his 19th birthday at the suggestion of his father, Narayan, who is also an enthusiastic wildlife photographer.
“Many students and concerned residents have come forward to adopt animals at the park in the previous year,” said MN Kiran Kumar, Executive Director of the Kamalapur Zoo. Outside each enclosure, we will put the names of those who have adopted animals. People have the option of completing the process entirely online. We’re even sending the adoption certificate to you via email. Students normally do not spend more than Rs1,000 on animal adoption, but Nithin has given us a cheque for Rs 7,500, which is incredible.”