As we are all enjoying the lovely weather Howletts and Port Lympne animal parks are using their initiative to keep their animals cool.

Over at Port Lympne safari park apple ice blocks have been made to cool down their Giraffes. The keepers enjoy making these natural fruit blocks as it acts as part of their enrichment. It provides a new experience for the Giraffes which encourages problem solving and behaviours they would have learnt from the wild.

Down the road at Howletts wildlife park, Black and White Ruffed lemurs were also handed fruit lollies made by the keepers. It is pretty cool to see animals holding ice lollies and almost mimic human behaviour and understand the trust keepers have errant from the animals.

Let’s hope the weather continues so the animals will keep getting little treats along the way.

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