- Title: Ice, watermelon and water sprays for animals at Beijing zoo amid heatwave
- Date: 11th July 2017
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (JULY 11, 2017) (REUTERS) ZOO KEEPER, JI YUNLONG, FEEDING BABOONS WITH ICE AND WATERMELONS ICE AND WATERMELONS JI YUNLONG HANDING OVER WATERMELONS BABOONS BEHIND BARS WATERMELONS SLIDING OUT PIPE (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) JI YUNLONG, ZOO KEEPER, SAYING: "Normally we feed them at around 10 am, 12 am and two pm, and it's three times in total." Reporter asking (Mandarin): "What do you feed them with?" "(We) feed them with watermelon and ice." VARIOUS OF BABOONS EATING ICE WATER SPRAYER VARIOUS OF BABOONS SITTING BY THE WINDOW ZOO KEEPER WALKING TOWARDS GOAT-ANTELOPE WITH CARROTS AND WATERMELONS GOAT-ANTELOPE EATING WATERMELONS GOAT-ANTELOPE STANDING ON ICE EATING WATERMELON GOAT-ANTELOPES WALKING AROUND GOAT-ANTELOPE COMING OUT FROM BEHIND THE ROCK (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) 50-YEAR-OLD ZOO KEEPER, AN MINGXIA, SAYING: "So we installed a couple of water sprayers on the trees, which bring the entire temperature down by 6 to 7 degrees (centigrade). This is one aspect, another aspect is that we put 1 or 2 or 3 pieces of ices there so that they can lick or chill by standing on them. Also we give them some watermelons and chill water to cool them down." TIGER IN WATER PEOPLE WATCHING TIGERS, LION AND DOG LION YAWNING VARIOUS OF ZOO KEEPERS FEEDING LOWLAND TAPIRS WATERMELONS VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WATCHING LOWLAND TAPIRS ZOO KEEPERS FEEDING LOWLAND TAPIRS ZOO KEEPER FEEDING LOWLAND TAPIR WATERMELON ZOO KEEPER MASSAGING ON LOWLAND TAPIR WATERFALL BEING USED FOR BRINGING DOWN TEMPERATURE
- Embargoed: 25th July 2017 12:27
- Keywords: Beijing zoo heawave animals coping ice treats
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Environment,Temperature
- Reuters ID: LVA0016P9VPL1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A heatwave in Beijing since has prompted zoo staff to employ measures to protect its animals from high temperatures.
Zoo staff at the Beijing Wildlife Park provided ice and watermelons to the animals and employed water sprays on Tuesday (July 11).
The heatwave has also prompted a yellow alert by the government on July 9.
China has a three-tier weather warning system, from red to the orange and yellow, which means temperature over 35 degree centigrade can be expected.
The alert in Beijing is expected to continue until July 14 along with a nation-wide heatwave.
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