Its starting to get hot again and we are working overtime to keep the animals cool. Its always a challenge to find new ways to keep them hydrated and cooled down. For some of the animals just a nice bit of shade or an ice bottle will do. For others they like the ones that involve treats or some kind of enrichment. Sitka for instance likes to play with whatever we give him. So, today I gave him an ice cube with apples frozen in it. He spent quite a long time getting to the apples while he cooled down from the ice. Its important to keep the animals at a comfortable temperature but its also a lot of fun to watch them try out our methods to maintain those temperatures.