If any of you are from the South, then you know how blistering hot its been the last month. I mean, like, I literally sweat walking from my car to the entrance of the grocery store. This summer in particular, I don’t think it matters where you are. It’s HOT! Now, imagine putting on a fur coat as you walked into the store. I wouldn’t make it.
If you’ve read any of my blogs, you’ve probably figured out that I love writing, reading, and animals. I thought since most of us have the Monday Blues, I would mix it up a bit, and show you some fun ways our wonderful furry creatures stay cool in the summer. Enjoy!!
Here, polar bear Yoghi wrestles an ice cake at Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany, on July 1.
A white tiger enjoys a frozen meal at Dusit Zoo, known as Khao Din, in Bangkok on April 22. Hot weather come early to Thailand in this year, with averages of nearly 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degree Celsius) in most areas.
A worker splashes water on elephants to cool them off at the Karachi Zoo, in Pakistan, on June 24. Caretakers at Karachi’s zoo were working to keep animals cool during a deadly heatwave insouthern Pakistan. The human toll from four days of sweltering conditions rose into the thousands. Large animals — including elephants from Tanzania, white lions, and tigers from Bengal — have been deeply distressed due to the “unbearable” heat, said Tazeem Naqvi, a director at the facility.
A giraffe gets a cold shower in Ouwehands Dierenpark (Ouwehands Zoo) in Rhenen, Netherlands, on June 30. The animals in the zoo get regular refreshments when temperatures soar into the 80s.
A tiger beats the heat by embracing a large lump of ice at the Karachi Zoo on June 24.
A mandrill studies its iced fruit in Ouwehands Dierenpark (Ouwehands Zoo) on June 30.
A chimp splashes to cool off at the Karachi Zoo as temperatures soared toward 105 degrees F.
Monkeys drink and play in tap water at the Wulongkou resort in China.
There’s nothing like a cold, fruity treat on a hot summer day. This gray hanuman langur certainly seems to be enjoying the fruit-filled “ice cream bomb” given to him by zookeepers at the zoo in Hanover, Germany.
A panda at the Wuhan Zoo in China keeps cool as it rolls around with a large block of ice.
Nothing says summer like a juicy slice of watermelon. This snub-nosed monkey at the Shaanxi Wild Animals Rescue Center in China digs into a piece of fresh fruit and enjoys the center’s air conditioning.
Everyone loves a popsicle! Effie, a female western lowland gorilla at the London Zoo, indulges in a fruit-flavored ice block.
Three ring-tailed lemurs lick the juice from a piece of watermelon at Hangzhou Safari Park in China.
A macaque monkey raises a toast to summer as he takes a sip of a plum-favored drink at a zoo in Tianjin, China.
A zookeeper at a Chinese zoo hand feeds a hippo an entire chilled watermelon to help cool it down. That’s one pampered hippo!
Hoped ya’ll enjoyed my little photo gallery! Stay cool everyone! Happy Writing Ya’ll!