Sloth bears at the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre (BBRC) have been chilling in the sun thanks to the NGO.
Story so far: Even as mercury levels grew across the country, the sloth bears were truly living their best lives in the BBRC. The NGO Wildlife SOS was quick to adapt its techniques to keep the furry boys cool, calm and collected despite their heavy coats. Here’s how they did it:
- The most common tactic was to keep water pools available for the bears to swim in. The water sprinklers were also regularly set off to soften the ground and make natural cool spots in their free-ranging enclosures.
- Given that the bears love fruits, they would be treated with ice fruit popsicles. Basically, pieces of fruit were frozen in ice blocks for the bears to eat.
Hoarding electrolytes: The bears were constantly given multivitamin tonics and their drinking water would have electrolyte solutions mixed in it to ensure none of them get dehydrated.
- The bears also had their very own ACs in their enclosures to make sure they don’t overheat due to the direct sunlight. Oh, to be a sloth bear at BBRC…