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Here's licking at you, kid

Events at Cotswold Wildlife Park

When the sun comes out, so do the ice treats for Cotswold Wildlife Park's baby Lemurs and Squirrel Monkeys.

The Squirrel Monkeys and Lemur babies (Red-Bellied, Collared and Ring-tailed), all enjoyed the fruit lollies given to them by keepers to keep cool in the current heat wave. One Ring-tailed Lemur baby in particular, Nelson, enjoyed the fruit lollies so much, having one arm didn’t hold him back climbing the trees to reach his treat.

Due to complications at birth, Nelson only has one arm, but is one of the most boisterous members of the ever-growing Lemur group.

Cotswold Wildlife Park’s Assistant Curator, Chris Kibbey, said: "Now that the hot weather is here, the keepers have to think of ways of keeping the animals cool.  This can include providing extra shade, ensuring they have enough water and pools to bathe in and the favourite (among the animals) is ice lollies. We freeze cups of water with fruit in them and hang the ice pops in their enclosure.  The Squirrel Monkeys and Lemurs certainly enjoy them."

Cotswold Wildlife Park is open daily from 10am.

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11 July 2013

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