The city's Nehru Zoological Park has buckled up to keep animals as warm as possible against the coldwave that has just hit the state. Heaters are installed for the night dwellings of chimps, baboons, cheetahs, leopards, and lions. Reptiles such as snakes' night dwellings have been coated in dry leaves, and birdcages have been draped in green linen to keep them warm. With temperatures plummeting, the Zoo Park administrators took additional precautions to safeguard the animals from getting sick.
The temperature at the zoo is usually mild compared to other parts of the city due to the large green cover in the park and its proximity to the Mir Alam Tank and neighboring regions of thick vegetative pockets of Agriculture College, Osmansagar, andHimayatsagar.The curator of the Nehru Zoological Park, Rajasekhar, informed that room heaters had been installed in the enclosures, and gunny bags were used to cover the night houses. Wooden planks were also kept on the ground.
The authorities have also taken measures to safeguard the birds, such as covering the cages with green cloth and installing nest boxes. Dry leaves, tiny pots, and bulbs are placed in their enclosures to keep reptiles warm at night.
The curator remarked that caretakers have been monitoring the animals' health and ensuring their safety under the supervision of the park's efficient veterinary doctors.
Due to a rise in Omicron Covid variant cases throughout the world, visitation at the zoo park has been on a decline for the past few days even though all precautions are being taken to safeguard the visitors as well as the animals at the zoo park.