A Rome zoo is feeding frozen fruits, meat and fish to its animals to offer them with some reduction from scorching temperatures, information company AFP stated Thursday. Yitzhak Yadid, the overall curator on the Bioparco di Roma Zoo, advised AFP, “We’re giving them some frozen meals, like frozen fish for the otters. For the Japanese monkeys, we have now put some frozen fruits of their pen… we do that for each animal to assist them address the horrible warmth.”
“We people have an ice cream to chill down when it’s scorching… it’s the identical factor,” Yadid stated, including it can be crucial that each one animals have some shade and sufficient water. “They’re all being monitored by our employees around the clock,” he advised AFP.
Rome, Naples, Palermo and 24 different Italian cities have been placed on a purple alert by the well being ministry on account of a heatwave sweeping the nation, based on a report by information company ANSA.
In Rome, the mercury on Tuesday touched 39 levels Celsius and temperatures are anticipated to stay excessive within the coming weeks. Scientists have warned heatwaves will proceed to reach sooner than standard owing to local weather change.
Comparable efforts to fight heatwaves seen in Indian zoos
A number of zoos in India have additionally taken related steps to assist animals address the warmth.
In Delhi, sprinklers, slabs of ice and coolers have been put in in Might.
“… for animals to beat the warmth we have now made preparations for sheds in enclosures… there are numerous timber (and) if any nook would not have a tree we put an agro internet, which supplies shade. There are small ponds (and,) to maintain the soil moist, we have now put in sprinklers,” Dharmdeo Rai, the Delhi zoo’s director advised information company ANI.
At a zoo in Punjab’s Ludhiana too ice slabs, coolers and fruits have been deployed.
Comparable initiatives have been taken on the Byculla Zoo in Mumbai.