Patna zoo animals sheltered from heat wave

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Patna, Apr 25 (ANI): Zoo officials in Patna made special arrangements to protect the animals under their care from the rising mercury.

The onset of summer this year has witnessed temperatures soaring beyond the normal figures.

Thus the zoo authorities are taking a number of steps to safeguard animals from the heat.

Shades made from straws are being placed over cages of animals and these are periodically kept cool by spraying water.

Coolers have been placed in enclosures of felines like the tigers, lions and leopards and arrangements for shower have been set up in many other cages.

Further, so as to avoid dehydration among the animals, ample dosage of glucose and other apt medicines are being administered under the veterinarian's supervision.

"We have placed coolers in the zoo. We are also providing glucose in drinking water so that heat wave doesn't bother the animals. We are giving a medicine called Gluline. Water is being sprayed on animals. Shower is being provided to bears. Whenever bears feel heat, they take a bath under the shower," said Subhash Chandra Verma, Deputy Director, Patna Zoo.

No wonder, the tigers are enjoying in the tiny pond full of water, swimming to beat the heat.

On their part, almost all the visitors at the zoo have appreciated the efforts of the zoo administration in the cause of the animals. By Ajay Kumar (ANI)

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