The authorities at the Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden have taken a slew of measures to enable the animals to cope with the heat and remain safe in the zoo.
The authorities at Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden in Guwahati have installed Air Conditioners (AC) in hospitals and quarantine facilities for animals to beat the scorching summer heat.
While fans have been installed outside cages, water cooling facilities have been installed in the pools for the animals.
Further, elephants are taken to water bodies to provide them relief from the summer heat.
"In such hot weather, keeping the animals hydrated becomes necessary. Hence, precautions have been taken. Water showers, bamboo sheds, pools, fans inside the shelter house have been provided for the zoo animals," Tejas Mariswamy, the zoo's Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) said.