Safari animals beat the heat with popsicles

Ramat Gan Safari residents enjoy fish, blood and fruit flavored ice treats.

As temperatures continue to rise, the animal populations at the country’s zoos are finding it tough to cool down. The Ramat Gan Safari staff came up with a novel way to keep the animals cool: popsicles.

A bear licks a popsicle to cool down at the Ramat Gan Safari.

The custom-made popsicles came in three flavors: fruit, fish and blood.

Bears, tigers, monkeys, wolves, lemurs and penguins clamored for the yummy cool treats as the mercury rose today.

And just like humans have preferences, the animals are no less picky. The lemurs preferred sweet, fruit flavor ices while the tigers coveted the frozen red meat treats.

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