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700 dress up as endangered animals to spread conservation message

By Hoe Yeen Nie, Channel NewsAsia
02 November 2007

SINGAPORE: There was a wildlife "stampede" at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on Friday.

Over 700 participants, dressed up as endangered plants and animals, paraded at the Gardens to spread the conservation message.

From the kings on land to creatures of the ocean deep, participants let their imagination soar.

But the message was clear -- that the environment needs to be protected.

The eco-parade was led by primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall.

It made its way from the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden to the Palm Valley at the Gardens.

The event was organised by the Jane Goodall Institute.

It aims to raise awareness of endangered plants and animals in Singapore as well as foster a sense of responsibility to nature. - CNA/ir