As summer temperatures start to soar the animals at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire have been finding ways to cool off.
A chimpanzee has reached the grand old age of 40 at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.
Baby elephant cools down in the warm weather
At just four weeks old, Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire's newest arrival is already standing tall - at almost six feet! The reticulated giraffe, a baby girl, took her first wobbly steps an hour after birth. She will be named by visitors to the zoo.
Over the next few weeks she will be introduced to the rest of the herd at Whipsnade including her one year old half brother Jengo.
Zookeepers in Bedfordshire have thrown a house-warming party for their giraffes as they move into their brand new home.
Giraffe Heights at Whipsnade Zoo includes a re-vamped barn and a 9ft-high viewing platform for visitors.
To celebrate the opening of the new attraction, which will bring people face-to-face with the animals for the first time, keepers dished up their favourite treats in giant wicker teacups - frozen carrot and cabbage cupcakes
Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo, in Bedfordshire, are getting ready to move into their new home.
Their refurbished barn includes a nine-foot high viewing platform, which will allow up to 300 visitors to get face to face with them for the first time, as well as offering views across the entire giraffe paddock.
All the animals at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, from little lemurs to enormous elephants, are being weighed and measured in an annual survey.
It's a huge task for keepers as they began the task of cataloguing each one of its 2,500 animals. The heights and weights of 200 species are being recorded.
Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson
All 2,500 animals at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire are being weighed and measured as part of an annual survey.
One of the keepers, Darren Fellows, told ITV News Anglia that they have special scales to weigh the elephants and because the animals response to commands, the task of weighing them is not too difficult.
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Two baby penguins abandoned by their parents have been named after characters from the Flinstones.
Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles are being hand reared by keepers at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.
Once the pair get their first waterproof coating they will move into the Zoo's penguin training pool where they will learn to swim and feed in the water.