"BEAT THE HEAT TO ENSURE OUR INHABITANTS ARE COOL AND PROTECTED"
The animals are under severe stress during summer. To improve their comfort level, heat relief measures have been undertaken during the last year:
- All deer enclosures have been provided with new thatched sheds.
- All elephants in the Zoo have been given a shower and allowed to wallow twice every day to provide relief from the heat.
- Serpentarium has been provided with mud mounds and mud pots in multiple tiers to ensure differential temperatures for facilitating their different physiological functions. Snakes require variable temperatures for digestion, molting, and reproduction.
- Special dietary arrangements have been made for primates, bears, and elephants to cool them off.
- Shade nets cutting off sunlight have been provided for aviaries, ostrich, and white tiger enclosures.