Park announced on Wednesday that an elephant calf will be
named as ''Sudha'' to acknowledge the contribution of Infosys
Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murthy towards the cause of
Executive Director of BBP, Vanashree Vipin Singh said
Sudha Murthy has consented to the proposal.
The elephant named ''Suvarna'', aged 45, gave birth to the
female calf on August 17, taking the elephant population at
BBP to 25.
Sudha Murthy, author, social worker and wife of co-
founder of Bengaluru-headquartered IT major Infosys Ltd, N R
Narayana Murthy, marked her 70th birth day on August 19.
Infosys Foundation is the philanthropic and corporate
social responsibility arm of the company.
"In BBP, Infosys Foundation has contributed towards
execution of work of Tiger enclosure, Zebra enclosure, Giraffe
enclosure, borewell and addressing drinking water storage and
staff welfare through their resources," Vanashree told PTI.
Sudha Murthy used to personally visit BBP and monitor the
work, she said adding, its staff still remember her
Officials said many wildlife conservation enthusiasts
suggested to name the baby calf as Sudha since Sudha Murthy
extended the Foundation''s helping hand for development of BBP
and Binkadakatti mini zoo near the district headquarters town
of Gadag in Karnataka.
Housing nearly 2,300 animals of 101 different species,
the government-run BBP, spread over 731.88 hectares, has a
zoo, safari, butterfly park and rescue centre. PTI RS