Last year, Priyanka Chopra had adopted a tigress Durga and this year, at Ranchi’s Birsa Munda zoo, the actress has adopted a lioness named Sundari.
The zoo officials said, “We have received a cheque of Rs.200,000 from Priyanka Chopra foundation. She has adopted lioness Sundari.”
However, the contract for tigress Durga has ended on April 30 this year. The latest will contract will end on April 30, 2013.
A scheme for adoption of animals was introduced by the Ranchi zoo, last year. It said that any animal can be adopted by anyone for a period of 1-11 years.
People, corporate houses and public sector have adopted elephants, peacock, tigers and leopards.