Melbourne Zoo's animals try to keep cool with frozen food, cold baths

Published Wednesday, Jan 15 2014, 18:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
While we're shivering in our puffa jackets, Melbourne Zoo's animals are trying to cool down as temperatures hit a scorching 44C.

Animals were given their food iced or frozen to enjoy in the unbearable heat.

This Syrian bear, Honey, was treated to an ice block that consisted of meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables - all of her favourites in ice form.

Animals cool off in Melbourne Zoo

© Rex Features / James D. Morgan

This bear enjoys a cooling frozen treat



A cooling bubble bath was made to help this hot orangutan cope with the extreme heatwave in Melbourne.

Animals cool off in Melbourne Zoo

© Rex Features / James D. Morgan

Monkey cools down in a bubble bath



But it's good to see that the animals are being well looked after; Wilbert, the 100-year-old giant tortoise, is thoroughly enjoying being hosed down with cold water by one of the zoo keepers.

Animals cool off in Melbourne Zoo

© Rex Features / James D. Morgan

Tortoise keeps cool in heatwave



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