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Fujian zookeepers help pandas deal with summer heat

(People's Daily Online)    17:36, May 23, 2018

Now the panda twins at Ling Ling Animal Kingdom, a zoo in China’s Fujian province, can really enjoy a chilled-out summer.

To help the pandas deal with a recent bout of scorching weather, feeders at the zoo have provided them with watermelons, ice and chrysanthemum tea, a beverage used to clear heat and inflammation in traditional Chinese medicine.

The panda house is also air-conditioned, keeping the average temperature at a pleasant 23 degrees Celsius. According to the feeders, 6 air-conditioners have been installed and are kept on 24 hours per day.

In addition, the zoo has built a pond around the panda house so that the twins can enjoy a refreshing dip in the water. The zoo added that if they are playing outside the panda house, ice and fruits will be offered to them.

Apart from the pandas, other animals at the zoo are also well protected from the summer heat by zookeepers. Giant ice plates that weigh more than 50 kilograms have been created for the resident brown bears, and special “ice creams” are fed to the chimpanzees.

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