Tiger swimming lesson at zoo

London Zoo's Sumatran tigers have been getting special swimming lessons - to help them keep cool in the heatwave.

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Swimming "good exercise" for tiger

Tiger keeper Teague Stubbington said: "Jae Jae loves chilling out in the Tiger Territory pool - especially on hot days - but we really wanted him to make better use of it and encourage his natural swimming abilities.

"Not only is swimming fantastic exercise for Jae Jae, the anticipation of getting to the meat stimulates his natural predatory instincts - and catching his 'prey' is the best reward he can get!"

Swimming is good exercise for the tiger. Credit: ITN
Taking a dip. Jae Jae explores the deeper sections of the pool. Credit: ITN

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