London Zoo gorillas enjoy giant ice lollies amid heat wave

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-01 21:16:42|Editor: huaxia
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LONDON, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- "That'll do icely!" Western Lowland gorillas might have said as they were enjoying the hottest day of the year at London Zoo.

The gorillas were feeling cool after keepers on Friday offered them the biggest "ice lollies" they'd ever seen.

Zookeepers gave Mjukuu, Effie, Gernot and Alika the giant cooling treats as temperatures skyrocketed to 34 degrees in the British capital.

Ice blocks, containing a whopping 280 kg of frozen fruit tea, and sugar-free apple squash were almost as big as youngsters Alika and Gernot. The pair enjoyed playing with the huge cubes and foraging for encased frozen nuts in the sunshine.

According to the Zoological Society of London, the supersized lollies were made by dedicated keepers in a walk-in freezer on site at London Zoo and took two days to freeze.

London Zoo reopened to the public on June 15 after an unprecedented three months of closure due to the coronavirus lockdown. Enditem