Delhi zoo animals get special summer treatment

Updated: 2024-06-20 10:06
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A zoo worker gives elephants a shower to help them beat the heat in an animal enclosure in New Delhi on May 20. VIPIN KUMAR/GETTY IMAGES

Delhi's zoo authorities are taking special care of animals through a summer care management plan amid a severe heat wave in the Indian capital.

In view of the rise in maximum temperature during the day, special arrangements including water coolers and pools have been made for animals in Delhi's National Zoological Park.

Sanjeet Kumar, director of the park, said that besides water pools and the sprinkling of water, there is also a proper diet plan to take care of animals in summer. He highlighted medical care facilities that were being provided to animals inside the zoo.

Kumar said seasonal fruits are made available for primates, bears, herbivores and elephants.

"We are fully prepared with lifesaving medicines and emergency services if our animals get sick," he said, adding that not a single animal has faced any heatstroke or sickness. He also said veterinarians are available to take care of animals.

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