As Thailand sizzles into high summer, there's been some relief from the heat for the animals at Bangkok's zoo. They've been getting ice cream, yogurt and frozen vegetables to try to help in temperatures edging up to 104 degrees.
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Jan. 13, 2015) Animals at Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Zoologico Zoo are given ice-lollies, ice cream and frozen meat treats to keep them cool amid scorching summer temperatures. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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AP (Jan. 13, 2015) Zoo animals are being kept cool during the summer heat with frozen treats as Rio de Janeiro reaches nearly 104 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday. (Jan. 13)
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (July 2, 2015) From orangutans to otters, zoo animals in Rome and Madrid are beating the scorching summer heat with frozen treats as temperatures reach record highs. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 26, 2013) The Serengeti National Park is in danger. Climate change, poaching and a constantly growing population in the immediate surrounding area are threatening to disrupt animal migration and destroy the ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 5, 2012) Throughout military history, animals have gone to war with humans. They served in wars that men started, and their loyalty is scarcely mentioned.
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (May 23, 2015) India's Sayaji Baug zoo in western Gujarat state is helping animals cool off from soaring heat. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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