As temperatures soared towards record levels last week, it was all hands to the pump in a bid to keep our animals cool.
From our largest residents, the 7,650lb asian elephants, down to one of our smallest, the 5lb ring-tailed lemurs, and everything in between, our keepers have been coming up with ingenious ways to help the animals enjoy the heatwave.
This includes our sea lions chowing down on sprats on ice and our lemurs getting to grips with citrus based frozen delights.
In addition, our elephants love their regular showers and dust baths as well as dips in their super-sized outdoor swimming pool.
Efforts were doubled as things heated up in Britain’s favourite seaside resort, with animals across our zoo being looked after by a dedicated team of keepers…..who all kept their cool with plenty of water and the occasional ice cream!