Icy Treats for Animals at Thai Zoo

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Animals at a zoo in Thailand are treated to popsicles to cope with the sweltering heat.

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Animals in a Bangkok zoo were treated to cold showers and popsicles on Tuesday (April 2) to help them cope with the heat during the hottest months of the year.

Dusit Zoo gave their birds and mammals some frozen foods and sprayed water on them.

Zoo staff said the main purpose was to calm the animals down.

[Pipat Rattanaphan, Dusit Zoo Head of Keepers]:
"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."

Sprinklers and shades are put in the cages of the mammals to help them cool down.

The temperature in Bangkok may hit 105 degrees Farenheit this April, according to the Thai meteorological department.

The zoo will treat the animals daily with their special frozen foods until temperatures drop next month.

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