The animals living in Delhi Zoo have been given a new diet for the summer months.
The animals of Delhi Zoo have been given a new diet to keep them feeling fit and healthy during the very warm summer months.
Coolers have been fitted in to the enclosures of some of the animals, while water sprinklers have also been introduced to allow the wildlife to keep at a comfortable temperature, News Track India reported.
“We take special care of the animals and birds during summer so that they do not develop summer blues or illnesses,” said N Paneer Selvam, the zoo’s veterinary officer.
The coolers have been fitted for the Himalayan black bears and the Siberian tigers that live in the zoo, as they are naturally from much cooler regions than Delhi.
The amount of food the animals are given is also lowered to reflect their change in metabolism, with many of the smaller animals being given more fruit.
Delhi Zoo first opened its doors in 1952 and is currently home to a number of endangered species.
Written by Alex Cochrane
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