Animal Instincts ( English)
Bangalore or Bengaluru has had a history of its own; and as part of the many historical perspectives, there is also this small, cute animal that has always been part of the city's identity - the slender loris or kaadupaapa. Well, it is also the state animal of Karnataka. This little nocturnal mammal has been a part of the landscape ever since the city was formed. There is a certain amount of curiosity and amazement that is always attached to this tiny animal. While this animal is very much a part of urban wildlife today, a very little is known of the animal both scientifically and otherwise. This is the very aim of the Citizen Science project called the Urban Slender Loris Project that was started almost 8 months back - to establish the presence or absence of slender lorises in Bangalore in a scientific manner and, to bring in the awareness about its ecological importance in an urban space. To learn about yet another urban wildlife species, tune in to Animal Instincts episode, as part of the Urban Wildlife month, on Radio Active CR 90.4 MHz on Saturday 25th July 2015 at 12 noon, to listen to the conversation that Padma Ashok is having with her team members, rather the Citizen Scientists of the Urban Slender Loris Project.