The weather is proving too hot to handle for many, but some animals in the county found time to pose for the camera while keeping cool.
Temperatures have been soaring over the last few days with Thursday, July 25 believed to be the hottest day of the year so far, possibly ever, in the UK.
Raccoon Dog Ralph didn’t let it stop him chilling out in the paddling pool at Riseholme College.
Meerkats were captured on video loving a lollipop on the hottest day of the year at Woodside Wildlife Park in Newball near Langworth.
One of the cheeky meerkats was also pictured enjoying a frozen treat this week.
African civets Oreo and Cookie were showing off their cute stripey bellies at Ark Wildlife Park & Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Boston.
Elsewhere, at Messingham Zoo a nice wallow was made for the pigs to cool down in the hot weather.
The alpaca centre said “Camielle couldn’t hold on any longer so all alpacas are in the shed and the emergency fan is keeping them cool. Baby on the way.”
Although some animals may enjoying chilling in the sun, it is also important to keep animals safe as the temperatures continue to rise. Blue Cross put together this guide for keeping your pets safe in the sun.