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Kids blossom at Panyaden School’s Blossom Day

K-2 and K-3 students received their graduation certificates from School Director Neil Amas.

Shana Kongmun
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 and 17.
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 website: http://www.panyaden.ac.th.

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 undergo artificial 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.
 


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Kids blossom at Panyaden School’s Blossom Day

Vocational College students certified in Hotel Management

Holiday Inn team helps out at Doi Lo school

Rare clouded leopards undergo artificial insemination at Zoo