Chennai: As mercury level is rising everyday, the Guindy National Park has been taking measures to beat the heat and protect the animals birds and reptiles.
In an effort to keep birds and animals in the park cool during hot summer, the park authorities are engaged in spraying water on bird cages.
The staff alsocover the cages of birds and animals with sacks soaked with water. Veterinarians are monitoring regularly to ensure the 48 varieties of wild animals do not suffer from heat wave.
More than 40 varieties of fruits and vegetables such as papaya, cucumber and orange and green grass are supplied to the animals.
After the onslaught of Vardha cyclone in 2016, the park authorities planted several hundred-tree saplings and increased the green cover.
The beautification work taken up at a cost of `1 crore on 22 acres of land in the park attracts visitors....