With the temperature rising in the city and the state, animals of the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) in Hyderabad, have gotten air-coolers for themselves.
Authorities at the zoo also said that a special diet was being supplied to the animals, to tackle the heat.
Speaking to the Times of India, MA Hakeem, assistant director at the zoo said, “Almost all the large carnivore enclosures have been fitted with air-coolers. We have also fitted foggers for birds and reptiles. Sprinklers and wet gunny sheets have been installed to keep the animals comfortable...Cold water is also being given to all the animals along with Glucon D, electrol power, thermocare liquid and B complex syrup."
“Birds need special care during these days and we have covered their enclosures with gunny bags, green mesh sheets. Water is sprinkled on them every hourto reduce the heat,” Zoo Curator Shivani Dogra was quoted as saying.
Earlier this week, the Hyderabad Meteorological Centre said that Bhadrachalam in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district of Telangana was the hottest place in the state, with mercury soaring to 44.2 degree Celsius. Plawancha in the same district recorded 44.1 degrees.
Wyra in Khammam district of Telangana sizzled at 44 degree Celsius.
The maximum temperature at many places in Telangana and the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh remained over 40 degrees -- two to three degrees above average, the Met Office said.
It was 40 degree Celsius in Hyderabad, over 42 degree Celsius in Mahabubnagar and more than 41 degree Celsius in other places in Telangana.
In Rayalaseema, Kurnool was the hottest place at 42.9 degrees. It was 41.6 degrees in Anantapur and 40.2 degrees in Tirupati.