Tschuna the tiger enjoys a drink

Animals play it cool in weekend heatwave at wildlife park

As the country sizzled in soaring temperatures last weekend, the residents at Yorkshire Wildlife Park found their own ways to keep cool.

The award-winning park’s pools and water feature offered welcome relief from the sun’s rays to several park residents, including tigers, bears and meerkats, while others just chilled out and took it easy to the delight of visitors.

Mud, glorious mud was this rhino's answer to keeping cool.

5. Rhino

Mud, glorious mud was this rhino's answer to keeping cool.
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Some chilled fruit was just what these lemurs were looking for.

6. Lemurs

Some chilled fruit was just what these lemurs were looking for.
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Not everyone was seeking the cool spots, this meerkat took the opportunity to soak up the sun.

7. Meerkat

Not everyone was seeking the cool spots, this meerkat took the opportunity to soak up the sun.
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Tschuna the tiger decided a dip in the pool and drink would be best for her.

8. Tiger

Tschuna the tiger decided a dip in the pool and drink would be best for her.
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