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Animals stay cool in heatwave

PUBLISHED: 10:49 30 June 2015 | UPDATED: 14:15 07 July 2015

Puxton's donkeys enjoying ice lollies

Puxton's donkeys enjoying ice lollies

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A South West tourist attraction is keeping its visitors and farmyard animals cool as soaring heatwave temperatures rise across the UK.

Puxton splash poolPuxton splash pool

With the NHS warning that high temperatures can be dangerous for the elderly and the very young, Puxton Park has decided to install a splash pool to keep visitors cool.

It is also keeping its animals cool with additional water and has been giving them some tasty ice-lollies.

Puxton’s Alistair Mead said: “A swathe of roasting air from Spain, where the mercury is around 44C (110F), is expected to sweep into the UK on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Forecasters have therefore said there is a 50 per cent chance that next week will bring the hottest period of the year so far.

“We have therefore installed a giant splash pool to ensure our young visitors are kept cool during these sizzling temperatures and our animals have been enjoying some ice-lollies.”

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