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Hot weather—The zoo sprays water and gives ice for animals

  • Published by:Taipei Zoo
  • Date:2011/8/22
Hot weather—The zoo sprays water and gives ice for animals

When the weather gets unbearably hot, the zoo prepares “vegetable and fruit ice” for the Formosan Macaques, Asian Black bear, and chimpanzees to keep them cool and entertained. The animal enclosures also have cold water to lower the temperature inside.

Also, the moats in the enclosures become the animals’ swimming pool! Formosan Macaques often play in the water with other family members and friends. Sometimes, they will even crawl onto the rock walls and then jump into the water. The gibbons are scared of water, so they sit in the trees and enjoy the cool wind the moat creates.

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  • Updated: 2011/8/22 12:18
  • Reviewed: 2015/7/1 11:43

  • Source: Taipei Zoo

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