Hot weather in the animal world / Day


Driving to Mazirbi near the zoologist Vilnius Skuja, where Ventspils road has a turn to Talsi and many white storks’ nests on the side of the road, the effect of heat was visible – all large storks had their beaks open in their nests, some small ones as well. This raised another question for Vilnius: how can storks withstand the record heat of this summer. We found out quite quickly, and then it turned out that there are also hotter things than heat in the protected areas. Vilnis Skuja, once called the largest raven researcher in the Soviet Union, has been living and working in the Slītere reserve since 1980.


How, as Tom Bricis says, do animals tolerate extreme heat?

Animals are no longer plants, they can go in the shade.

But what can a little stork in the nest do in such a glow?

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