Port Lympne in­hab­i­tants en­joy icy sum­mer snacks

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - New Arrivals -

Among those mon­key­ing around in the sun­shine were an­i­mals at a zoo, which en­joyed a sea­sonal treat in the sear­ing heat.

As tem­per­a­tures soared to­ward 30 de­grees Cel­sius, pri­mate keep­ers at Port Lympne Wild An­i­mal Park near Hythe treated gib­bons, howler mon­keys, ca­puchins and lemurs to some frozen lolly snacks.

Head of the pri­mate sec­tion, Si­mon Jef­fery said: “The lol­lies are packed with fruit and iced her­bal tea, all very healthy and part of the pri­mates’ nat­u­ral di­ets.

“The great weather was the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to treat them to some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent and of course, keeps them nice and cool too.”

The frozen del­i­ca­cies re­ceived mixed re­ac­tions from the pri­mates.

While the gib­bons and howler mon­keys got stuck in and were even pic­tured shar­ing their iced deserts, the ca­puchins re­mained less im­pressed.

The ca­puchins weren’t that in­ter­ested

Ja­van gib­bons share a lolly

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