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Canadian citizen Binny N (centre) along with Vinit Arora (in blue) and wildlife officials
Canadian citizen Binny N, who has been staying in Nagpur since the lockdown was first imposed in March 2020, has donated a bird aviary to the transit treatment centre (TTC) run by the forest department at Seminary hills. Recognising her contribution, the aviary has been named after her.
The aviary was inaugurated by Sunil Limaye, PCCF, wildlife, in presence of CCF Nagpur territorial circle Kalyan Kumar, DCF Nagpur Bharat Singh Hada, Pramod Panchbhai, DFO, Gorewada, RFO Rescue GN Jadhav, Kundan, Hate Member of wildlife advisory board and Vinit Arora.
Binny, who has been an animal lover since childhood, has been instrumental in rescuing birds, wild animals and other animals in distress. In one of the most noble endeavors, she stepped forward again to help the speechless creatures by donating the bird aviary.
Vinit Arora, wildlife conservationist and secretary of NGO named Srushti Paryawaran Mandal, informed that on two occasions Binny had come forward to save an Indian rock pigeon and three-striped palm squirrel babies in the past. This time she has donated the aviary to treat injured birds, which are rescued by the TTC team for treatment and then are released in the natural habitat.
Binny said: "Mostly, the birds are kept in cages and small makeshift enclosures where they are deprived of flight practice. The bird aviary will help the injured birds get good flight practice before release in their natural habitat." She added, “As long as I am in Nagpur, I want to help the birds and other animals here."