CityNews – Yesterday, April 20, it was reported that the hot weather in Chiang Mai, in which the temperature in the afternoon reached 40 degrees Celsius, has affected many animals at Chiang Mai Zoo.
The staff are now spraying water around the zoo to reduce the heat as well as to reduce the animals’ stress and add humidity to the air.
According to Nipon Wichairat, assistant director of Chiang Mai Zoo, the staff had been expecting this heat wave and have put in measures to maintain the animals’ comfort. Some animals have received vitamins to build up immunity, sprinklers and fountains have been turned on and added for animals to frolic and play in the water, and the air conditioning has been turned up for the penguins and pandas as well.
Just to keep things cool and cute, the zoo has also provided sweet ice and frozen fruits to the animals who can eat them without adverse effects.
Nipon guarantees that all animals have received good care.
There have been no reports of any animals suffering with illness from the heat.