Tschuna the tiger enjoys a drink

Animals play it cool in weekend heatwave at wildlife park

As the country sizzled in soaring temperatures last weekend, the residents at Yorkshire Wildlife Park found their own ways to keep cool.

The award-winning park’s pools and water feature offered welcome relief from the sun’s rays to several park residents, including tigers, bears and meerkats, while others just chilled out and took it easy to the delight of visitors.

A run through some wet grass was just what this brown bear needed to cool down.

1. Bear

A run through some wet grass was just what this brown bear needed to cool down.
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Coming from Africa, baboons are well used to hot temperatures.

2. Baboons

Coming from Africa, baboons are well used to hot temperatures.
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A cooling drink was just what was needed for this lemur.

3. Lemur

A cooling drink was just what was needed for this lemur.
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The king and queen of the beasts decided a doze in shady spot was ideal for them.

4. Lion

The king and queen of the beasts decided a doze in shady spot was ideal for them.
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