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Melon, papaya treat for animals in Odisha zoo

The Wild Animal Conservation Centre of Sambalpur has taken elaborate measures to protect the animals from the searing heat.

Authorities here have already put up summer sheds for the animals and birds, the roofs piled with straw.

Authorities are sprinkling water to cool the animals and using sack and green nets. The floors of the enclosures are being washed twice a day.

“Watermelon, sugarcane and papaya are being served to the herbivorous animals to prevent heat-related stress among them,” said Madanlal Sharma of the conservation centre. The wild animal conservation centre, which is also known as a deer park, is a major attraction of the city.PTI



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