With temperature all across India dropping to an almost freezing point, a zoo in Vadodara, Gujarat has gone the extra mile and taken steps to keep our furry friends warm this winter.
The zoo authorities have started few fireplaces in different parts of the Zoo so as to keep the animals warm and so the animals have a place to visit whenever the temperatures start to drop.
The temperature in Vadodara’s Sayaji Baug Zoo had dropped to the decade’s lowest – 6.5 degrees some days back and the Zoo authorities concerned decided to take few extra steps to help regulate animals’ body temperatures.
Besides the fireplace, the zoo also added green-agro nets over the birds and animal cages which keep the heat trapped and helps in keeping the animals warmer and not end up shivering in the biting cold.
Ensuring that these fireplaces are safe, the Zoo curator Pratyush Patankar said that these were built decades ago by the Maharaja, who wanted the provision of fireplaces within the enclosures.
The Zoo is also providing special food to the animals so as to make sure that their body temperatures remain regulated and that they don’t feel the cold.