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Heatwave and ice lollies

Here at flamingo land the animals have really been feeling the heat, for some species they absolutely love it but for others we have done our best to make sure they stay nice and cool. For many animals, ice lollies have been on the menu for this extremely hot bank holiday weekend.

Our two Reindeer were the first to receive their ice lollies as they had frozen block of leaves for them to enjoy. Reindeer Gunther and Esker were a huge hit over Christmas and are now settling into their new home in our Muddy Duck Farm. They have recently shed their winter coats so they do look a lot leaner but also their antlers have returned very quickly and are covered in velvet. As they are used to a colder climate we have sprinklers in their enclosure to cool them down as well as a nice indoor house for them to sit in the shade.

Our Lemurs have thoroughly enjoyed having their ice lollies too which have been full of frozen fruits and vegetables. They are infamous sun worshippers, frequently sitting like their meditating to soak up all the rays on their fur. Here at Flamingo Land we have three species, Ring-tailed Lemurs, Mongoose Lemurs and Red-bellied Lemurs all of which were thrilled to have some chilled treats in the sunshine.

Lastly our Sumatran Tigers were given a carnivore special ice lolly full of steak, quails, rats and mice. We currently have a family of 3 which include our male Bawa, female Surya and their daughter Menya who is growing so fast and already 8 months old! Surya who is always the greediest was the first to find their icy dinner.

You may have noticed our African Lions sleeping in the shade as well as both our Black and White Rhino’s have been rolling in the wet mud to keep cool. They are now spending a lot of time in their outdoor paddocks. Our two Common Hippos have been finally been spending more time in the lake as opposed to wallowing in their mud bath. We hope you have enjoyed our sunny bank holiday as much as our animals this weekend!

 

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