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Adoption of Lucy and Roni, Singapore Zoological Gardens

Mitsubishi Corporation, every year donates over USD1 million to the global community through our Social Contribution Project-an annual programme of social contribution activities committed to contributing towards the society.

We became the proud parents of 2 lovely giraffes named Lucy and Roni from August 2005 to 2007 when we adopted them in celebration of the 50th year anniversary of our Branch's establishment in Singapore.

Born in 2004, the two female giraffes hailed from Israel and is one of the most popular attractions in the highly acclaimed Singapore Zoological Gardens. FormerChairman Sasaki had graced the adoption ceremony to officially welcome the giraffes to our Mitsubishi family followed by a dinner reception on 6 November 2005.

Lucy and Roni roaming freely.

We hope, through this programme, to educate the students & public the fragility of wildlife, to raise conservation awareness & protection of endangered species, and as well as to support the Singapore tourism industry. Last but not least we also wish to see the company's progress and profits reach to great heights just like the giraffes who can grow up to 6-7 metres!

Donation to Wildlife Healthcare & Research Center

In addition, we have also made a donation of S$50,000 to the Wildlife Healthcare & Research Centre, a S$3.6 million animal hospital & research centre located at the Singapore Zoological Gardens.

Mitsubishi Corporation was invited to the opening ceremony which was graced by His Excellency Mr S. R. Nathan, President of Republic of Singapore.

Opened in Mar 2006, the centre is equipped with state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic and treatment facilities to treat more than 1500 cases each year

Spanning across an area of 1,600 m2, the double-storey animal hospital also houses an Interpretive Gallery that offers visitors "a behind-the-scene" experience to see the vets and laboratory staff in action or operating animal surgery.

In addition to treating sick animals, the centre also conduct research on new infectious disease among animals, breeding of animals and collaborating with local and overseas institutions to train vets.