SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento Zoo is helping their animals stay cool in the triple-digit heat.
Animals are enjoying cold baths, frozen treats and cold drinks to keep them comfortable during this week’s heat wave.READ MORE: Survivors Of Two Pandemics Credit Pets With Helping Them Survive
The big cats are getting a unique treat: “blood-sicles” made from food scraps.READ MORE: California's Capitol Lit-Up Pink for Second Night, Women Talk End of Roe v. Wade
Other precautions the zoo takes during the summer months include placing fans or air conditioning in some areas, installing water features or misters in some exhibits, and creating exhibits with built-in shade options.MORE NEWS: Vehicle Crashes Into Heritage Oaks Hospital In Sacramento
Triple-digit heat is expected to persist across Northern California into next week.