One of my best buddies, Arun, is leading an initiative to make the Trivandrum Zoo a more positive place both for its residents and its visitors. Rather than just being a place to see animals as static attractions, his idea is to project them as individuals with personalities so that they leave a more lasting and favorable impression on visitors, prompting better behaviour on their part as well as creating a more engaging learning experience.
A freelance photographer, Arun, is exhibiting a collection of photos he has taken of residents at the Trivandrum Zoo over the last couple of years with an emphasis to portray their personalities. He is also working with three young graphic artists to create animated characters based on zoo animals which will appeal more easily to children.
The exhibition, Zoom-in-Zoo, will be the first in a series of initiatives planned by the bunch of young people to elevate the Trivandrum Zoo, the oldest public zoo in India, to world-class standards. Stay tuned for more!
Zoom-in-Zoo is on at the Zoo Auditorium from October 15th to 18th, 9 AM to 6 PM. See you there!