Madrid lemurs feast on iced fruit to stay cool

It may not be the hottest summer on record, but that hasn't stopped animal keepers at Madrid's Faunia animal park from coming up with some innovative ways to keep their charges cool.

Madrid lemurs feast on iced fruit to stay cool
Screen grab: El Confidencial Digital/YouTube

While Madrid's population eats its way through millions upon millions of ice creams to keep cool this summer, animals at the 'nature theme park' Faunia are also enjoying their own summer snacks, Spain's El Confidencial newspaper reports.

For seals, fish in frozen ice blocks is the order of the day — treats which animal keepers leave floating for the animals to enjoy at their leisure.

Madagascar's amazing lemurs, meanwhile, prefer their diet to be about fruit.

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To satisfy their desires, zoo staff have created huge blocks of frozen fruit and vegetables for the monkeys to feast on.

The most appetizing fruit is displayed on the outside of the ice blocks so that lemurs know they are in for something delicious.

Faunia, which organizes its displays into different habitats including an Australian zone, and African forest and a polar ecosystem, is home to animals including cobras, manatees and wallabies.        

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