Feeding Time At The Zoo: Ice Cream Edition

It's hot in Colombia, and severe drought conditions are affecting most of the country.

Though forest fires have sadly killed thousands of wild animals, those at the zoo in the southern city of Cali are getting some pampering and a little help cooling off. Staff there have decided to mix the animals' food with ice, creating a sorbet-style recipe.

Apparently, the bears and the monkeys like the frozen treats most, notes El Espectador. For the birds, the staff have installed water mists and showers to help their feathered friends cope with the heat.

Zoo officials say the move in intended to prevent dehydration and to relieve some of the stress on the animals.

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File photo of a monkey eating ice-cream. It is unreported as to whether the animals in Cali were given their sorbets in cones or not Photo: Rod Waddington

Main photo: Maria Claudia

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