Animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are being cooled down by their dedicated keepers, as the temperature soars across the nation.
Seven-year-old African lion, Khari and two-year-old greater one-horned rhinoceros, Zhiwa, are two of the animals receiving specially-prepared, nutritious ice blocks and cold showers at the UK’s largest Zoo.
The zoo is taking precautions after the Met Office declared a red alert this week with temperatures set to hit 39c today – the highest temperatures since records began.
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