Watch how Whipsnade Zoo's animals are keeping cool in the heat

Icy treats and cold showers for the animals

By Lynn Hughes
Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 3:49 pm

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.

Khari has been keeping cool
Zhiwa enjoying a cooling shower