An Educational tour to Sanjay Gandhi Jaiwik Udyaan (Patna Zoo)
An Educational tour to Sanjay Gandhi Jaiwik Udyaan (Patna Zoo), was conducted by the Department of Zoology, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous, Patna University, Patna on 17.10.2023.
Altogether 52 students of UG Semester – I, Department of Zoology, participated in this tour. The students studied about the various important flora and fauna of fishes, reptiles, birds, carnivore and herbivore mammals for the purpose of practical learning and project development.
This visit aimed to provide students with an opportunity to gain practical knowledge and insight into the field of Zoology while working on their Projects related to animal behaviour, conservation and biodiversity. The visit included a guided tour of the zoo, with students divided into four smaller groups, each accompanied by a faculty member. The tour allowed students to explore a wide range of animal species and learn about their behaviours, habitats, and conservation statuses. Students were encouraged to take notes, photographs, and videos for later reference.
The visit to the Patna Zoo was an invaluable experience, aligning perfectly with the practical and research-oriented approach of the department. It allowed students to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world application.
Four faculty members, Dr. Shobha Shrivastava, Head, Department of Zoology, Dr Sapna Kumari, Dr. Sumeet Ranjan and Mr. Rajeev Ranjan, Assistant Professors of Department of Zoology accompanied the students.
The tour provided practical exposure, fostering a deeper appreciation for animal life, conservation efforts, and ethical zoological practices. Students also developed a sense of responsibility toward wildlife conservation and gained valuable insights for their projects.