Fresh­ers at JNU will learn about cam­pus’ rich fauna

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NEW DELHI: To pro­tect the flora and fauna of the Jawa­har­lal Nehru Univer­sity cam­pus, the var­sity ad­min­is­tra­tion will re­lease in­for­ma­tion about the rare in­hab­i­tants and var­ied species of an­i­mals, along with the ad­mis­sion ap­pli­ca­tion forms.

A of­fi­cial at the var­sity said, “Most stu­dents who en­counter th­ese an­i­mals dur­ing their rou­tine life get scared and, in fear, try to kill them. That’s why the univer­sity man­age­ment will dis­sem­i­nate in­for­ma­tion about an­i­mals in the ad­mis­sion ap­pli­ca­tion form.”

He fur­ther said that this step will be taken to ed­u­cate stu­dents about such in­ci­dents be­fore they se­cure ad­mis­sion and how to cope in such sit­u­a­tions and pro­tect the an­i­mals.

The of­fi­cial added that there are rare species of snakes and scor­pi­ons in the JNU cam­pus, the coun­try’s only for­est-based univer­sity in an ur­ban area, which is lo­cated ad­ja­cent to the Aravalli hills.

“There are rare species of wild an­i­mals, cats, deer, fox, pea­cock, but­ter­fly, jackal and rare species of snakes. How­ever, some of them are poi­sonous too,” he added.

Most of th­ese an­i­mals are found me­an­der­ing in var­i­ous parts of the cam­pus.

The of­fi­cial JNU web­site too will con­tain in­for­ma­tion about the var­sity’s for­est and wildlife. It will also urge the stu­dents not to dis­turb the free­dom of the an­i­mals and not be scared of them.

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