Picture special: London Zoo’s gorillas and monkeys get icy treats as temperatures soar
- Credit: Archant
Animals at ZSL London Zoo were spotted chilling out during the mercury-busting temperatures this week.
With temperatures soaring in excess of 30 degrees zoo animals including a family of endangered Western lowland gorillas and some Bolivian monkeys have been spoiled rotten with ice lollies.
The treats, made of frozen fruit tea and nuts, are designed to cool down the furry north London inhabitants during the current heatwave, even if the hot weather is hardly unlike the west African tropical rainforests they species live in in the wild.
Zookeeper Jacob Winfield said: “The animals here are very much enjoying the warm weather.
“All over the Zoo we’ve been giving out frozen cooling treats – this morning the gorillas have had frozen iced tea cakes with walnuts and the squirrel monkeys have enjoyed lollies made from squash and chickpeas.
You may also want to watch:
Other animals have been finding ways to cool off, too.
Jacob added: “Elsewhere the Sumatran tigers have been swimming in their pool and the Asiatic lions have been dipping their toes in their moat whenever they’ve wanted to take a break from basking in the glorious sunshine.”
- 1 Covid, O2, police, village square, Notting Hill Genesis and the Suburb
- 2 Women attacked by wrench-wielding man in Hampstead
- 3 South Hampstead neighbours mourn tree felled by Storm Christoph
- 4 Keeping your distance: Hampstead joggers and creperie crowds
- 5 Crouch End's 'Paul the Paper' bids farewell to Broadway stall
- 6 Buyers claim luxury flats are 'nightmare' construction site
- 7 Every single critical care bed full at hospitals
- 8 Obituary: Psychotherapist and author Dr Joseph Berke
- 9 'Big victory,' says man behind Haverstock Hill cycle lanes legal challenge
- 10 Haverstock Hill cycle lanes order scrapped by Camden Council