Ahead of World Animal Welfare Day, animal lover and Class 12 student Akshita Rao Gamji adopted an African lioness named "Adishana" for a period of one year at Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad.
World Animal Welfare Day is celebrated every year on October 4 to raise awareness about the protection of animals around the world.
Akshita Rao Gamji adopted the lioness in memory of her late grandfather, G Manoher Rao and handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh towards the adoption of lioness to N Kshitija, IFS, Curator, Nehru Zoological Park.
She was accompanied by her parents Gandhi Gamji and Manju Gamji.
As per official statement, A Shankaran, former Curator and A Nagamani, Deputy Curator of the Nehru Zoological Park were also present on the occasion.
The Nehru Zoological Park is home to seven Asiatic lions.