Keepers at Chester Zoo have helped to keep their animals cool in the sun by hosing them down and handing out ice lollies.

The elephants have enjoyed playing in their water feature complete with waterfall and some of the younger elephants have really taken to the water, but not quite like ducks. Elephants are natural swimmers and love to be hosed down by their keepers, it's a real treat for them and for the people watching.

Video thumbnail, Keepers at Chester Zoo keep the chimps cool and the Greater one-horned rhino enjoy the cool water
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We all love a refreshing ice lolly on a hot day and the chimps at Chester Zoo are just like us. They had a special delivery of ice lollies to enjoy in the summer heat. The keepers threw the ice lollies to the chimps and they really enjoyed their icy treat.

Most of the animals at the zoo have their own ways of keeping cool in the sunshine and the greater one-horned rhinos made the most of their water area. They enjoyed splashing and playing in the water.

Chester Zoo keepers certainly have helped to keep their animals cool and those lucky to be at the park certainly got some lovely memories and pictures like those in the gallery below.

For more information on Chester Zoo: www.chesterzoo.org