Summer weather June 29th 2018

Carrot and Beef Popsicles: How Zoos Keep Animals Cool

Refreshing photos of animals enjoying an array of iced treats.

Beating the heat is hard when you're covered in fur, but these animals have a solution to the problem. Their zookeepers prepare special popsicles, suspending fruit, vegetables, and even meat in ice to keep them cool. Here, animals enjoying their custom ice treats.

SLURP Tim Ireland - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images SLURP FRUIT ON THE ROCKS The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images FRUIT ON THE ROCKS BRAIN FREEZE picture alliance/picture alliance via Getty Images BRAIN FREEZE SURF AND TURF picture alliance/picture alliance via Getty Images SURF AND TURF ICE CUB VCG/VCG via Getty Images ICE CUB COLD BREW VCG/VCG via Getty Images COLD BREW TASTES LIKE CHICKEN JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images TASTES LIKE CHICKEN At La Fleche Zoo in France, a white lion licks a chicken-flavored ice cube. QUINCEANERA IVAN GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images QUINCEANERA In Guadalajara, Mexico, this gorilla celebrated her 15th birthday with a five-tiered ice cake. TWO SCOOPS LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images TWO SCOOPS PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD NOT A PEANUT ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images NOT A PEANUT TROPICAL ICE The Asahi Shimbun TROPICAL ICE ANOTHER BIRTHDAY BOY AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images ANOTHER BIRTHDAY BOY CARROTS AND BEEF picture alliance/picture alliance via Getty Images CARROTS AND BEEF A German zoo crafted this carrot-and-beef ice pop for a polar bear in 2017. MMMMM Xinhua News Agency/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images MMMMM CUCUMBER CHERRY Anadolu Agency/Getty Images CUCUMBER CHERRY FOOD FIGHT MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images FOOD FIGHT FREEZER BURN The Asahi Shimbun FREEZER BURN

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