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Chilling Delights at Rockhampton Zoo: A Primate’s Perfect Heatwave Treat

Chilling Delights at Rockhampton Zoo: A Primate's Perfect Heatwave Treat
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Keeping Cool Amidst 37 Degrees: Chimps’ Banana Ice Blocks

Rockhampton’s scorching temperatures are no match for the ingenious chill solution at the heart of our city’s beloved zoo.

The Chimpanzee enclosure’s primate inmates have discovered a great way to avoid the heat, and it involves a daily dose of frozen bananas.

Innovative and oh-so-refreshing, the ice blocks crafted for the chimps are a blend of their daily banana allocation mixed with water and frozen into tubs.

As the mercury soars, these icy treats become the go-to remedy for the scorching temperatures, offering both nourishment and a respite from the sweltering heat.

Cool Comforts Amidst the Heat

During peak heat hours, the chimpanzee enclosure implements sprinklers to maintain a comfortable environment for its inhabitants.

Despite the toasty conditions, the chimps cleverly retreat indoors and even fashion cool nests on the chilled concrete, showcasing their resourcefulness in adapting to the Australian summer.

Cooling Creativity in Animal Care

This inventive approach to animal welfare not only ensures the well-being of the chimpanzees but also offers an engaging spectacle for visitors at the Rockhampton Zoo.

It’s a testament to the care and consideration taken in ensuring that our animal residents are not just surviving but thriving, even in the face of the most scorching days.

Amidst Rockhampton’s sweltering climate, the zoo’s adaptation to provide frozen delights to its primate residents not only keeps the animals content but also serves as a fascinating insight into their intelligent problem-solving abilities.

Cooling off at the Zoo

Rockhampton Zoo’s innovative approach to keeping its animal residents cool might just inspire a more chilled-out approach for all visitors this summer.