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Ajey and Bambi

K.P.
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THE MASCOTSAjey and Bambi
THE MASCOTSAjey and Bambi

Ajey Unni, 20, played professional cricket for Kerala and Karnataka in various age categories. He also pursued his passion for Nature and wildlife. Ajey grabbed the chance to work with the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore, which is associated with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York.

For one year he worked as a research assistant for Ullas Karanth’s Centre for Wildlife Studies, in the forests of South and North East India. His work involved monitoring and estimating tigers and their prey densities through camera trapping technologies, small cell occupancy surveys and line transect methods.

He has camera trapped Clouded Leopards and a few other elusive species such as the Yellow Throated Marten, Red Panda and Himalayan Black Bears in Arunachal Pradesh, parts of Bhutan and Myanmar along with local organisations and researchers.

While pursuing his higher diploma in Tourism Management in Switzerland he worked in different zoological organisations such as the Zurich Zoo as a zookeeper, as also the Lausanne Vivarium (reptile park). He also trekked the Swiss National Park with a local researcher up to the Austrian border to study and monitor the behaviour of Alpine Marmots and Chamois, also tracking the European Adder.

Bambi

Bambi is a four-month-old fawn male Great Dane. Bambi was given to Ajey when he was eight-weeks-old and since then he is being trained at Hinterland Village, eco-resort in Mulanthuruthy. Bambi is a very sociable young dog and a keen travel companion who loves to travel.

You can contact Ajey and Bambi at bigdogbambi@yahoo.com

K.P.

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