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That's one way to beat the heatwave! Panda plays with giant ice block as temperatures reach 36C in Chinese zoo

(Mail Online)    14:06, July 25, 2016

When Weiwei the panda was way way too hot in his enclosure zookeepers came up with an ingenious idea to cool him down.

They made a massive 200kg ice block for the popular bear, as temperatures reached a sweltering 36C in the Hubei Province of China.

Weiwei delighted visitors over the weekend at Wuhan Zoo by rolling around with the block, sometimes stopping for a refreshing lick.

The giant panda cuddled the cube all day long, having discovered the next best thing since human-served bamboo.

There are thought to be less than 2,000 pandas left in the wild, and over 300 in zoos, predominately in China.

Weiwei too hot: Temperatures reached a sweltering 36C in the Hubei Province of China and it was all a bit much for this panda

Cool toy: Zookepers at the Wuhan City Zoo came up with something that was definitely not too hot to handle for Weiwei the giant panda

It got hot for a panda. Licking ice, cubes, for the camera: Weiwei cuddled the cube all day long as though it were his very own ice ice baby



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(Editor: Huang Jin,Bianji)

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