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: Getting Answers: What Do Increased Releases From Folsom Dam Mean For Region's Water Levels?
The big cats are getting a unique treat: “blood-sicles” made from food scraps.READ MORE: 'This Isn't Going To Hold Us Back': Drag Event In Woodland Stopped Over Alleged Threats Of Violence
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: California Lawmakers Demand Accountability After Personal Info Of Concealed Weapons Holders Leaked
Triple-digit heat is expected to persist across Northern California into next week.