Adelaide Zoo’s hyaenas stay fresh with a swim

With a swim in the pond and some delicious ice blocks, our Spotted Hyaena duo have certainly kept cool today!

Gamba and Mkoko were treated to frozen snacks filled with delicious meets to both satisfy their appetites and help them beat the heat.

Keepers prepare ice blocks on hot days.

Lucky visitors watched on in delight as the father and son pair searched their habitat for the meaty strips before jumping into their pond to enjoy the iced treats.

Our dedicated keepers incorporate varied and engaging enrichment programs into each of our animal’s daily routines.

Hot weather enrichment allows our animals to stay cool while also being mentally stimulated and challenged, based on their natural behaviours and instincts.

During extreme heat, keepers pull out all the stops to ensure our feathered, scaly and furry residents stay cool.

Our animals are regularly proved with nutritious and refreshing iced treats, given cool showers, refreshing bubble baths or access to misters.


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