Want a pet?

Chennai Adoption Drive for Indian dogs and cats

Date: Sunday, March 11

Time: 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Venue: No. 6, First Avenue, Boat Club Road, Near Hotel Park Sheraton, Kotturpuram, Chennai

For more information call 8939311148 or mail at

chennaiadoptiondrive@gmail.com

Go natural

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust has lined up some interesting activities for young aspiring naturalists this summer. Cleaning crocodile pens, feeding crocodiles, snakes, turtles and tortoises, trekking through the scrub jungle with the Irulas looking for snakes, visiting the nearby flying fox colony are some of the activities offered in the overnight summer camps.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday (April – June ).

Age group: Nine to 15

For more information call Gayathri Selvaraj, Education Officer, Madras Crocodile Bank: +91-9840675175 or

Email: education.mcbt@gmail.com gayathri@madrascrocodilebank.org

Kumaon beckons

Ficus Wildlife and Natural History Tours has introduced guided trips to the Western Himalayas, starting with a scheduled trip to Corbett Tiger Reserve and Pangot, in April.

Dates: April 1 to 8

For more information call Ph: +91 99419 18519

Celebrate Ugadi

DakshinaChitra will be celebrating Ugadi from March 7 to 11. The five-day Ugadi festival at DakshinaChitra will showcase the culture of Andhra Pradesh with traditional Lambadi — folk dance of Andhra with dancers in vibrant costumes, dancing to the drum beats in rhythmic movements. The craft shop will have Kalamkari and Ikat fabric, toys and artefacts from Andhra Pradesh. Kalamkari Artist, Mr. Vijayakumar, who works in DakshinaChitra will also be working on Kalamkari drawings at the centre. A wide variety of traditional Andhra delicacies will be served at the restaurant at DakshinaChitra.

Date: March 7 to 11

Time: 10 am to 6 pm (excluding Tuesdays)

Venue: DakshinaChitra, East Coast Road , Muttukadu.