Under The 40-Degree Plus Sun, Delhi Zoo Goes Into Summer Protocol

As Delhi complains of the heat, try being in Riaz Khan’s shoes. His one inmate is used to -2 degrees Celsius, the other to 40-degree temperatures; the biggest weighs in at 2,500 kg, the smallest is lighter than 15 gm; one calls for wheelbarrow khichdi meals, the other for kheer. 176 acres, 1,500-plus creatures, 200 workers, and mercury grazing 50. If curator Khan is getting through his 29th summer at the National Zoological Park, New Delhi, it is on the strength of over 70 large coolers, 20 kg of glucose daily, some Ayurvedic medicines, and a “summer diet chart”.

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As Delhi complains of the heat, try being in Riaz Khan’s shoes. His one inmate is used to -2 degrees Celsius, the other to 40-degree temperatures; the biggest weighs in at 2,500 kg, the smallest is lighter than 15 gm; one calls for wheelbarrow khichdi meals, the other for kheer. 176 acres, 1,500-plus creatures, 200 workers, and mercury grazing 50. If curator Khan is getting through his 29th summer at the National Zoological Park, New Delhi, it is on the strength of over 70 large coolers, 20 kg of glucose daily, some Ayurvedic medicines, and a “summer diet chart”. ——————————————————————————————— Subscribe for more videos: http://goo.gl/RjJrX0 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indianexpress Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indianexpress Download the Indian Express app at http://indianexpress.com/apps/ Watch more videos at http://www.indianexpress.com/videos