The worldwide heatwave is also showing effects in the Middle East. To help its zoo and safari animals cool down, the Israel Ramat Gan Safari Zoo has started introducing popsicles into the diets of the animals. The popsicles cool down the body’s core temperature, having a physiological effect on the animals, safari curator Amelia Turkel told Sky News.
The treats have been given to the bears, monkeys and lemurs. And the popsicles have been made of blood, fish and fruit depending on the animal’s taste. The lemurs apparently prefer the sweet fruity popsicles, while the tigers go for the blood-sicles.
The icy treats have also been given to animals in zoos in London and in the United States. We hope other Middle East zoos will “pop” the treat to their animals too.