Zoo authorities make special arrangements to save animals from searing heat

Authorities of the Kanpur Zoo have made special arrangements to provide relief to the animals from searing heat even as residents continue to swelter under the scorching sun. The Kanpur City Zoo has employed various cooling methods like covering the roofs of enclosures and spraying water in the cages to mitigate the possibility of heat strokes among the animals. Rising temperatures adversely affect the metabolic rate of the animals. Authorities have thus started to take care of their diet and have also started to include citrus fruits for herbivores animals and reduce the amount of meat that is fed to the carnivores animals.