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Zoo animals beat the heat

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 - 00:47

April 2 - As temperatures soar, zoo keepers try to cool down animals at the Bangkok zoo.

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Temperatures are heating up in Thailand - and for these animals there is only one way to spell relief: cold showers and icy treats. Officials at Bangkok's Dusit zoo said the sprinklers and frozen foods help shield the animals from any heat-related trauma that could occur. (SOUNDBITE) Pipat Rattanaphan, head zoo keeper at Dusit Zoo, saying (Thai): "We can see in almost every animal, especially birds or mammals, when they feel hot, they will stress out and not eat their food. They will get weaker and might also get heat stroke as well." Meteorologists expect that this month temperatures in Bangkok could hit up to 41 degree Celsius, that's 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

Zoo animals beat the heat

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 - 00:47

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