Port Lympne inhabitants enjoy icy summer snacks
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