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Lemurs lick lollies to keep cool at wildlife park
9:10am Saturday 28th July 2012 in News
LEMURS were lapping up ice lollies as summer finally arrived.
Chris Kibbey, head of primates at Cotswold Wildlife Park, said: “It is important to ensure our animals don’t overheat. As well as providing them with plenty of shade and making sure they have access to water, we will often give them ice pops.
“The fruity treats are loaded with grapes and other fruit, topped up with water and frozen.”
The parched primates, endemic to tropical Madagascar, normally eat fruit and insects, and are also known to feast on flowers.