- Title: TURKEY: ZOO ANIMALS COOLED DOWN DURING HEATWAVE.
- Date: 8th August 2004
- Summary: (L!2)IZMIR, TURKEY (AUGUST 8, 2004) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TIGER BEING WASHED BEAR INSIDE POOL EATING BEAR SLEEPING ELEPHANT BEING WASHED PEOPLE WATCHING (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) IZMIR ZOO MANAGER, NIHAL ONCEL SAYING: "Lots of people just come to see us washing animals. They like to see the animals getting relaxed while we wash them." SNAKE INSIDE WATER WITH CHILDREN AROUND TOUCHING IT
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2004 13:00
- Location: IZMIR, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Quirky
- Reuters ID: LVAAKR0RADD18P91VSCA4K3GXW9X
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- Story Text: With hot temperatures rising in Turkey, zoo animals receive extra water to cool them down.
As temperatures rise up to 40 degrees celsius in the Turkish city of Izmir, animals of the zoo receive extra water to cool them down.
In some cages whole shower systems are installed whilst in others , keepers spray the animals with water daily.
Zoo manager Nihal Oncel says lots of people come to the zoo just to watch this procedure.
"They like to see the animals getting relaxed while we wash them," says Oncel.
The seasonal weather average is around 40-45 degree celsius during summer in west and southern parts of Turkey.
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