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Snake show at Nehru Zoo strives to dispel myths

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Harmless:A snake handler gives a demonstration during the snake awareness show at the Nehru Zoological Park on Sunday.

HYDERABAD: As a part of its educational programme for visitors, the Nehru Zoological Park here on Sunday conducted a snake awareness programme.

The programme drew a large number of visitors and facilitated them in getting a closer look at the different species, both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. Experts presented species including the Cobra, a poisonous snake while the non-poisonous ones like Indian rock python and Russels Boa were shown too.

The visitors were also given a brief about the species and were informed about their different aspects. This was done to dispel myths associated with snakes.

Zoo corps

Zoo Corps, a concept that was started a few months ago, was seen in action today.

It avails the services of volunteers in guiding visitors, educational programmes, and taking an active part in the campaign against plastic products on the zoo premises.

According to authorities, 18 volunteers of the corps took part in the initiative at different moats and the main entrance to ensure plastic carry bags and other plastic items were not brought in or strewn around.

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