Nandankanan Zoo authorities comfort animals beat winter blues in Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Jan 05 (ANI): Special arrangement has been made for animals at Nandankanan Zoological Park in view of cold weather conditions by Zoo authorities to beat winter blues in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar. As intense cold wave sweeps Odisha throwing normal life out of gear, even animals inside the Nandankanan Zoological Park in the outskirts of the capital city are feeling the chill. To provide the much-needed respite to the animals from the biting cold, the zoo authorities have made some special arrangements. Incandescent bulbs were fitted for King Cobra, room heaters were provided to Iguanas and blankets were given to Orangutans among others. While paddy straws have been stashed inside the enclosure of rock python, incandescent bulb are fitted for the largest poisonous snake King Cobra. Similarly, room heaters are being provided to keep Iguanas warm. While plywood and room heaters have been given to Chimpanzees, blankets have been provided to Orangutans. Apart from that, special dietary arrangements have also been made for the animals. The aviary species which are also very susceptible to harsh weather are also given special attention. The zoo authorities have put up agro net sheds at the enclosures of the birds and squirrel monkeys to prevent cold waves from entering their chambers. The Nandankanan zoo, located on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, is spread over 425 hectares area of Chandaka jungle and houses over 1,200 animals, reptiles and birds.

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