With temperatures on the rise, the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park authorities in Katraj have put in foggers, sprinklers and coolers for animals lodged inside. This yr, a particular swimming tank has been ready for the elephant. Additionally, sprinklers and foggers and water coolers have been put throughout necessary places to maintain the zoo atmosphere cool.
Rajkumar Jadhav, director, Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Pune Municipal Company (PMC) stated, “We’ve put in place ample cooling methods to assist the animals survive the warmth wave situations. We’ve foggers, sprinklers, and water coolers contained in the enclosures for all animals together with tigers, lions and leopards. This time a devoted swimming pool has been constructed for the elephant.”
The zoo authorities will preserve an in depth surveillance on every of the enclosures of the animals and reduction might be offered to animals who get stressed, uncomfortable and fatigued. Foggers cum water coolers will preserve the physique temperatures of all of the animals lodged within the zoo, they knowledgeable.
The zoo authorities might be giving herbivorous animals seasonal fruits like watermelons and cucumbers whereas carnivorous animals might be subjected to a diminished weight-reduction plan construction of meat for straightforward digestion. Apart from, loads of consuming water is being offered to all of the animals as a part of anti-heat measures.
Together with coolers, hay curtains are being put in within the enclosures to assist animals beat the warmth and in addition to make sure there isn’t a change in behavioural sample. Without spending a dime ranging animals, sprinklers have been put in and resting locations made within the open.
Jadhav maintained that the administration will take utmost care of the animals in order that they continue to be untroubled. “Numerous animals have been supplied with coolers housed close to their cages. The coolers run around the clock and provides them respite from the warmth and in addition the cages are additionally outfitted with exhaust followers to beat the warmth,” he added.
The zoo has remained closed to the general public since March 14. On any regular weekday, the zoo sees 5,000-10,000 guests whereas on weekends, the quantity would rise to 12,000-18,000 guests. The zoo presently has 448 animals and about 100 staffers who preserve the zoo guarded and deal with animals.