27 July 2014 08:30
It’s not just humans that struggle in the summer heat

A lion is showered in water to cool down in Jamshedpur, India



A lion is showered in water to cool down in Jamshedpur, India (© AFP/Getty Images)
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  • A lion is showered in water to cool down in Jamshedpur, India (© AFP/Getty Images)
  • Bear eats frozen fruits to cool down in Rio de Janeiro’s zoo (© STRINGER/BRAZIL/Newscom/Reuters)
  • A monkey takes a dip to beat the hot weather in Jammu, India (© Channi Anand/Associated Press)
  • Taking a refreshing dip from the heat, tiger splashes water around in Indonesia (© REX/Dody Kusuma/Solent News)
  • 15-year-old polar bear Yuki plays with a 135-kilogram (297-pound) ice block in Japan (© Getty Images/Getty Images)
  • Orangutan cools down in Brazil with an ice cream (© STRINGER/BRAZIL/Newscom/Reuters)
  • 6-month-old wombat enjoys a cold shower and drink in Australia (© REX/Robert Leeson/Newspix)
  • Pug hits the pool to cool down after a dog race in Munich (© AFP/Getty Images)
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We all need a way to cool off in the summer heat, and the same goes for the animal kingdom. Click or swipe to see a roundup of animals battling the sun this summer.

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