Actor Karthi who has always been fascinated by wildlife has adopted a tigress at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur on Monday.
After a visit to the zoo with his niece Diya, daughter of Surya and a bunch of children from the family Karthi expressed his willingness to adopt the tiger cub Namratha, which is a star attraction of the zoological park thousands by thousands every day.
The kids got very thrilled and kept asking him, “Shall we take the baby tiger home, please. I can understand their sentiments completely. The animals were just adorable,” he said.
“I have made several trips to the forests, but never spotted a tiger. To see the white tiger standing in front of you is something. Protecting a tiger is like protecting the forest itself and I am happy to have the opportunity to sponsor a tiger”, the excited Karthi said.
Karthi has agreed to pay Rs.77,000 towards the feeding cost of the tiger for six months.