Temperatures are soaring and it is not just humans struggling with the heat.

The animals at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens have been pampered by keepers in an effort to keep them cool during the heatwave.

Keepers have treated the critters to smoothies, ice lollies, and showers over the weekend as temperatures reached almost 30C.

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Chris Kibbey, assistant animal manager at the park, said: "With a heatwave forecast, it is important that animals have access to shade and water at all times.

"It is also a good opportunity for keepers to use their enrichment skills to ensure that all the animals could cool off in novel ways.”

George, the park’s 86-year-old giant tortoise, was treated to a shower from a reptile keeper while tamandulas enjoyed sticking their noses into some fresh watermelon.

The red-bellied, crowned and ring-tailed lemurs all enjoyed tucking into frozen rainbow smoothies

And the wolverines looked a far cry from their Hollywood counterpart as they devoured some watermelons and a blood ice block.

The keepers said the animals loved every minute - especially George the tortoise who has been at the 160-acre Park since it opened in 1970.

They say not only did it help keep the animals cool and refreshed, but it was good for their enrichment too.

Mr Kibbey added: "The lemurs had frozen smoothies made using ingredients from their normal diet – berries, pear and even carrot blended up made delicious rainbow treats which they enjoyed.

"Watermelon is a delicious summer treat and perfect for our tamandua who use their strong claws to break through the skin before using their snout and tongue to lap up the insides.

"Finally, not to be left out, George the giant tortoise and his friends appreciated a hose down before slowly wandering to their pool for a soak".