The Delhi zoo has installed water sprinklers, desert coolers and fans in the animal enclosures to help inmates beat the heat. An official at the National Zoological Park said, the Zoo is also providing the inmates sweet dishes like sugar-free kheer. He said that as part of the zoo’s summer plans, pressure pumps are being used to bathe big animals like elephants, tigers and lions.
Apart from the above measures, the animals are also given vitamin supplements or electro powder to beat dehydration. The official said, a vaccination programme has been initiated for the inmates. Nets are used on the roofs of the enclosures to prevent them from harmful Ultraviolet rays. Wooden platforms are also removed from the enclosures.