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MCGM partners with Animal Planet on 3D theatre, starting today

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Jawai: India's Leopard Hills

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has tied up with wildlife channel Animal Planet to sensitize citizens of Mumbai, especially children, about the importance of wildlife.

MCGM will launch its 3D Theater located inside V.J.B. Udyan & Zoo, powered with world class content from Animal Planet, starting February 1, 2019. The entry to the theatre will be free for students from MCGM schools; there will be a nominal fee of INR 50 for non-MCGM school students/ individuals.

The cinema with a seating capacity of more than 200 will showcase 4 shows a day. The first show will start at 11:00 hrs while the last show will be screened at 16:00 hrs every day.

Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, said, “Following the success of MCGM’s initiative with respect to the Humboldt Penguin Gallery at the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo which has garnered wide ranging interest from the citizens of Mumbai, we are pleased to announce this initiative in which MCGM is tying up with Discovery Communications India to bring exciting documentaries from their wildlife channel Animal Planet which will be screened exclusively for the visitors of the zoo. Our aim, through this entertainment led initiative, is to make every Mumbaikar sensitive about the importance of wild life.”

Ajoy Mehta, Municipal Commissioner, MCGM, said, “We wanted to give a new-age dimension of learning led entertainment; with a larger cause of educating the young generation of India about the importance of wild life. In addition, we will also launch an aggressive school reach out campaign inviting students from MCGM schools to experience the world class theatre.”

Zulfia Waris, Vice President, Premium & Digital networks, Discovery Communications India said, “The initial line-up of documentaries offered to the V.J.B. Udyan & Zoo theatre are entertaining and at the same time thought provoking — emerging from the fascinating intersection of the animal, human and natural worlds. We are confident that this unique initiative will go a long way in engaging and awakening viewers to the need for animal welfare and conservation.”

Animal Planet’s marquee documentaries like ‘Jawai: India’s Leopard Hills’, ‘African Wild’, ‘Mysterious Wilds Of India’, ‘Extinct Or Alive’ and ‘Speed Of Life’ are being be showcased at Mumbai Zoo Theater.

Jawai: India’s Leopard Hills: The fascinating story of co-existence between wild predators and human from the rare footage from Jawai, a picturesque location in Rajasthan surrounded by hills. This show reveals leopard behavior like never before and challenges widely held opinion about the big cat.

Wild Africa: Witness an array of spectacular wild animal sightings as we take you on a game drive early each morning, and late each afternoon.

Mysterious Wilds Of India: Watch magical moments from Indian cameraman Sandesh Kadur’s lens. He’s on assignment for a feature that examines how wild species can survive in a country like India.  

Extinct or Alive: Forrest Gallante, a wildlife biologist, is scouring the globe using cutting edge technology on his mission to find species that the world has stopped looking for.

Speed of Life: The subtle nuances and hidden majesty of the natural world will now be revealed by using all of modern technology to manipulate time, light and size to analyze THE SPEED OF LIFE.