You want a Sloth Bear to follow you?
Have you seen a Hyena responding to humans?
All this- not in a circus but in the animal's own habitat?
The answer is Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya or Indore Zoo in Madhya Pradesh India!
Every zoo has animal enclosures, sign boards, green cover and thousands of visitors. Indore Zoo has all of this and much more. It's tagline 'Conserve, Educate, Recreate' says it all. Managed by the Indore Municipal Corporation, it has a team of volunteers who help the visitors, children as well as the Zoo authorities in many ways. Brought together under the umbrella of ARPF- Animal Rehabilitation and Protection Front, these ARPFians provide the 'Voice for the Voiceless'. As the ARPF website explains "Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That is where the real problem lies."
ARPF is a youth-based, result-oriented wildlife organisation that originated in the mind of an engineering student Nihar Parulekar.
It rapidly became a platform for wildlife enthusiasts to learn and educate others on the importance of conservation and respect for the Environment. In a short span, ARPF has grown from a group of 20 wildlife enthusiasts to a powerful voluntary force of more than 3000 individuals all over India.