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    Selfie ban in Bannerghatta Biological Park safaris, Bangalore

    We recently had a lot of discussion on selfies and related deaths, The Bannerghatta national/biological park in Bangalore has a decent animal safari that takes visitors to the enclosed forest areas wherein the elephants, tigers, and few loins roam freely. This is a popular attraction for visitors to come to this zoo.

    Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) has come up with the idea of banning Selfie sticks and mobile phones for taking pictures in these safari areas. Apparently, visitors bribe the staff to stop near the animals to get good pictures and this activity stresses animals.

    But it has also banned cameras on safaris, this would not be a good move as many photographers come to take pictures with their expensive equipment.
  • #611270
    Good decision by the Bannerghatta Biological Park authorities for banning selfies during Tiger safaris. Normally people are tempted to take snaps when ever animals are spotted and some times that proves fatal. Good that such bans would create a awareness among the visitors to keep away camera from taking snaps.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #611289

    I welcome the decision of Bannerghatta Biological park management for bringing in this ban of selfies in the safari. Of late we were seeing many Young people taking unnecessary risks for these selfies and finally, sometimes some of them losing their valuable lives also. If the same ban can be imposed in all public places it will bring a lot of discipline in our young people and they will be safe. Very small kids are also becoming crazy for these selfies. Even parents are also encouraging this attitude. We should not encourage these activities. If some unwanted incident happens we all will be in difficulties. A good move.

    always confident

  • #611433
    Good point that these bans can be imposed in public areas with potential for danger to life. Ultimately this would be aim of such bans and awareness programs.

  • #611490
    It is a very good move as many camera mobile users irrespectively got addicted with the selfie mania. Mere banning is not enough severe watch and punishment is to given for getting the rule

  • #611553
    There is no doubt that banning selfie is a welcome move by the authorities. But why ban camera? This would reduce the entertainment. But from the point of view of wild animals, it is also a good move, because flash of camera disturbs these animals.
    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #611557
    Glad, you didn't miss it Mr.Partha. Many true animal enthusiasts will frown upon the ban on cameras as many go to capture the animals from a safe distance. In fact, the charges are a sizable amount apart from the entry ticket, this can be a good source of revenue for the betterment of the park conditions. It's an unsaid rule that in animal and bird photography, flash is not to be used.

  • #611558
    But Mr. Natarajan, who cares for these unwritten rules/conventions? Many people pay money to the poor forest guards, enter the forests in jeeps and cars and kill animals using the car headlights. Even they don't know to differentiate male or female animals.

    With the passage of time, hunting has ceased to become a gentleman's sport.

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #611569
    Yes, Mr.Partha, that's the sad state of affairs in many parts despite written rules, so following unwritten rules are left to people like you and me who want something good to be done to mother nature.

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