Keeping Cool at the Zoo
How zoo animals beat the summer heat
Last summer was one of the hottest on record. And people weren’t the only ones trying to beat the heat. Zookeepers around the world had to keep the animals and their habitats (the places where the animals live) cool.
At a zoo in India, bears guzzled down chilled milk. Tigers at various zoos dined on bloodsicles—meat frozen in ice. And at the Beijing Zoo in China, panda bears lay in an air-conditioned enclosure.
WHAT TO DO
In most countries, people measure temperature in degrees Celsius (°C). In the U.S., people use degrees Fahrenheit (°F).
Use this formula to convert °C to °F:
°F = 9 × °C ÷ 5 + 32
Complete our activity and learn more about how zoo animals chill out when temperatures climb.