Medindia

X

Meat-flavored Lollies Used to Cool Lions in Rome Zoo

by Krishna Bora on  August 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Giant meat-flavoured ice lollies for the tigers and lions and frozen fruit and watermelons for the monkeys is helping Rome's main zoo to battle the current heatwave.
 Meat-flavored Lollies Used to Cool Lions in Rome Zoo
Meat-flavored Lollies Used to Cool Lions in Rome Zoo
Advertisement

With temperatures hitting nearly 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Italian capital, zookeepers said in a statement on Tuesday that they were trying to help some of the 1,000 animals "confront the torrid heat."

Advertisement
Tigers and lions can be seen pawing at that giant lollies about the size of the carnivores' heads, while monkeys are being given bamboo canes filled with yoghurt and frozen fruit as well as watermelons to cool themselves down.

"These tools are also a way of enriching their environment and allow the animals to sharpen their skills at finding food," the zookeepers said.

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All