Nainital Zoo authorities provide food supplements, medicine to keep animals warm
With temperatures plummeting, authorities at the Nainital Zoo are providing food supplements and medicines to the animals to keep them warm during the winter.
The diet of the animals includes honey, eggs and other food items, which would help to keep the animals warm.
Speaking to the reporters, the zoo's director, Parag Madhukar, said the all-possible steps are being taken to protect the animals from the harsh winter.
"We are providing them with food supplements by mixing them in the food items. Other medicines, which we are giving them comprise mainly of B Complex, which keep their body warm. So, by providing the animals with medicines and other food supplements, we are trying to ensure that they are able to beat the harsh winters as the temperatures falls below minus degrees. So, we are trying to create a conducive atmosphere for the animals," said Madhukar.
During the winter, authorities at the zoo normally provide heaters and blowers around the enclosures to keep the animals warm.
This time, they are resorting to a new method of feeding the animals with food items so that they can feel warm naturally.