Kids blossom at Panyaden School’s Blossom Day
K-2 and K-3 students received their
graduation certificates from School Director Neil Amas.
Panyaden School held their annual Blossom Day on March 7, 2014,
a celebration of the school year featuring plays, and performances by
students as well as a market run by the kids and graduation for K-2 and
K-3 students. The students wrote and performed their own pieces,
complete with costumes, music and dance.
Panyaden students set up a variety of booths
for the market at Blossom Day, here they are offering personalized
photos for parents and students.
The children also held the Blossom Day Market featuring food, crafts and
fun. Panayden School donates the funds from the market to a charitable
cause. This year the school donated 8,000 baht from parent donations and
proceeds for Ban Rom Sai, an orphanage near the school in Nam Phrae
district for children who have lost their parents from AIDS or have
contracted HIV from a parent. The organization provides a family
environment in a safe, natural setting for 30 children aged between 2
Blossom Day is a highlight in the Panyaden calendar for the younger kids
as they not only get a chance to show off their creative skills but also
receive their graduation certificates. More information on Panyaden
School, a school which is based on Buddhist principles, at their
Teachers and students both took part in the
class performances on Blossom Day at Panyaden School.
Vocational College students
certified in Hotel Management
Graduating students from the Chiang Mai
Vocational College were presented with certificates in Vocational
Training in the Hotel Management Department for the academic year of
2013 recently. The President of the Thai Hotels Association Northern
Chapter (Upper North) Phunat Thanalaopanich was on hand to present the
students with their certificates.
Holiday Inn team helps out at Doi Lo school
The team from the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai, led by
General Manager Stella Jacobs, traveled to Doi Lo to organize fun activities
for the children of Wat Nong Lua School on March 12, 2014. The team from
Holiday Inn also donated sports equipment for the school and scholarship
money. The team also pitched in to help repair school equipment and
buildings before enjoying play time with the kids.
Rare clouded leopards
insemination at Zoo
The Chiang Mai Zoo recently artificially inseminated two female clouded
leopards at the Chiang Mai Zoo using semen taken from a male clouded leopard
resident at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Sriracha, Chonburi. The females were
impregnated in a bid to maintain genetic diversity of this rare species. The
species, Neofelis nebulosa, is considered a link between big cats and small
ones and is normally resident in the Himalayas. Although the species is
classed as vulnerable it is believed there are less than 10,000 mature
adults in the wild.
This beautiful cat is noted for the patterns on its fur, resembling clouds
in the sky. The cat has a fluffy tail with spots, and a large body in
comparison to its length. It has relatively short legs but large paws. It is
this feature along with the longer back legs that give this cat increased
agility in climbing.
Clouded leopards weigh between 11.5 and 23 kg and the female will remain in
estrus for around 6 days with cycles averaging around 30 days. After a
gestation period of around 93 days the females will give birth to a litter
of usually around 3 cubs. The males are very aggressive in mating so zoos
usually artificially inseminate to protect the health of the female. Newborn
cubs weigh between 15 -180 grams.
Nipon Wichairat, Assistant director of Chiang Mai Zoo said that the
insemination was done by the Conservation Research and Education of The
Zoological Park Organization under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the
King on March 8, 2014.
Two female clouded leopards were artificially
inseminated at the Chiang Mai Zoo recently. Male clouded leopards are
aggressive in mating and so the Zoo turned to artificial insemination to
maintain genetic diversity.