The authorities at Surat’s Sarthana Nature Park and Zoo have installed heaters and heating systems in the cages of animals such as lions, tigers and deer to keep them warm during the winter months.
The zoo administration has made a number of special arrangements to keep the animals warm.
To keep animals warm, the zoo has an isolation system in place. Heaters have been installed to provide relief from the cold for the animals with special consideration given to the number of animals and birds inside the Zoo.
Heaters are being installed near the cages of animals such as deer and bulbs are also being installed in bird cages.
The superintendent in charge of Surat Zoo, Dr Rajesh Patel said, “Every winter, bulbs and heaters are installed in the rooms of the zoo. The heater is turned on only at night. It is usually not needed in the morning.”
“The arrangements are made according to the temperature each year,” Rajesh Patel added.
Surat residents have been suffering from cold for the past week.
At the moment, the minimum temperature has reached 15 degrees with a direct impact on the wildlife in the area.