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Qingdao zoo animals try different methods to escape summer heat

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2022-07-21

As many parts of the country are getting hit with high temperatures, animals at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, Shandong province are chilling in the shade thanks to special cooling techniques and equipment.

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Ring-tailed lemurs enjoy a refreshing meal of ice-cold watermelons on July 19 in Qingdao Forest Wildlife World. [Photo/IC]

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Watermelon has been added to the "cool-down" menu for the animals at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World. [Photo/IC]

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Hippos are fed cold watermelons and live in eco-friendly air-conditioned areas during the summer at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World. [Photo/IC]

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Black bears paddle in their customized swimming pools to cool off at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World. [Photo/IC]

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Siberian tiger cubs receive a shower to escape the summer heat at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World. [Photo/IC]

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Flamingos retreat into the shade with high grass and trees to cool down during the scorching summer at the Qingdao Forest Wildlife World. [Photo/IC]

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A black bear rests in the shade in a cave at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World. [Photo/IC]