5 YO US boy adopts Van Vihar python; encourages wildlife fans all over the world

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5 YO US boy adopts Van Vihar python; encourages wildlife fans all over the world

A saved python in Van Vihar and a 5 year old kid in the United States get coiled in a connection, which will encourage wildlife buffs crosswise the globe. The cute Vihaan has adopted a Python sebae – turning the first NRI play defender to an inmate at the most popular national park in the city of Bhopal. Vihaan has given him the name, Titu.

What turns it even more affecting; Vihaan Baghel took out money from his baby bank to adopt a Python sebae he has not even witnessed. In the coming days, a little panel will go up at Titu’s enclosure, declaring the adoption.

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Vihaan, born to an Indian dad and American mom, resides with them in Reno, Nevada.

Vihaan was always fond of wildlife. So, when he got information about the python from one of his uncles, an ACF with the MP forest section, that he could adopt an animal at Van Vihar, he turned eager and began counting the money and cents in his baby bank.

His uncle Rajnish Singh told media, “He wanted to adopt a panther but didn’t have that much money in his ‘savings’. The piggybank had $150 — enough to adopt a python or some other small animal but not a panther.”

“I have three piggy banks — one for animal adoption, another for friends’ birthday gifts and the third for myself. I wanted to adopt a panther first, but when I broke my piggybank, I found I didn’t have enough. I was just as happy to adopt a python, and named him Titu,” Vihaan said.

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Van Vihar director Sameeta Rajora said Vihaan has adopted Titu for a year. “Vihaan also suggested names for our other two rescued pythons — Zap and Slinkey. We have decided to keep the names suggested by him,” she said.

Vihaan said that he initially got interested in reptiles — particularly snakes — after becoming part of a reptile educational conference at a repository in USA last year. He bagged an opportunity to handle and interrelate with varios North American snakes.

“I want to adopt a snake because I find their eyes to be cute. I like their scales because they are smooth and soft to touch. Also, snakes need our care and attention.”

Published by Mamatha on 04 Jan 2018

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