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Khao Kheow Open Zoo uses sprinklers to cool the animals

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Khao Kheow Open Zoo uses sprinklers to cool the animals

 

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BANGKOK, 26 April 2019 (NNT) - The temperature in Khon Kaen recently reached more than 41 degrees Celsius, prompting the zoo to find ways to cool the animals by making iced drinks for giraffes. At Khao Kheow Open Zoo, animals are being given fruity iced water and sprinklers are being used to reduce the temperature during summer.

 

The staff have had to provide cool surroundings for the giraffes at Khao Kheow Open Zoo because of the very hot weather during the day. Among initiatives, the staff have now installed sprinklers at various spots in the zoo and provided the giraffes with more shelter from the sun. They have also planted additional trees and arranged cool water sources to reduce the ambient temperature and keep the animals cool.

 

Winter animals such as penguins, red pandas and seals are displayed in air-conditioned rooms. This April, they are being given frozen fruit instead of iced water which directly affects their health.

 

Meanwhile, the temperature in Khon Kaen soared higher than 41 degrees Celsius this week, prompting the zoo to provide iced water for the giraffes, and filling a large basin with cool water for ostriches in the African animal exhibition zone to refresh and relax the animals.

 

The staff have also installed sprinklers on the Skywalk and in other exhibition zones to sprinkle water to reduce the heat for tourists as well as the animals, and are providing food that helps keep the animals cool.

 

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I'm no expert but shouldn't the Hippos in the picture be submerged in water anyway?

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I doubt there is any nutritional value in frozen fruit for penguins. But it sounds like the zookeepers are trying to do something. 

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Posted (edited)

The elephants have their own swimming pool.

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Posted (edited)
21 hours ago, Phuketshrew said:
I'm no expert but shouldn't the Hippos in the picture be submerged in water anyway?

Yes they have a large pond to swim around in.

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