A summer school for five penguin chicks has opened for the Class of 2015.
Summer holiday countdown might be on for children in Wales, but for another set of youngsters, ‘school’ is about to start.
The first two penguin chicks at Folly Farm have fledged from the nest and been taken into a special penguin nursery enclosure where they will learn key penguin survival skills.
All five penguin chicks at the zoo have been named after Disney characters - Cogsworth, Bagheera, Abu, Scuttle and Thumper.
After a few months at 'Penguin school' they will graduate back into the penguin community in a few months' time.
In the wild, half of all penguin chicks won’t survive by themselves. As they are an endangered species, Folly Farm is one of many zoos that takes the young penguins into a nursery enclosure until their waterproof feathers are fully grown, and they have learned to eat independently.
Folly Farm currently has 35 penguins, including the five new chicks. The eldest penguin, at 22 years of age, is Holly, closely followed by her partner of some 20 years, Harry. Penguin life expectancy is around 22 in the wild and 30 in captivity.
It's not just people having a hard time in hot weather - animals are struggling to stay cool too.
Monkeys, meerkats and others at Folly Farm in Kilgetty, west Wales are being treated to some homemade blood and worm ice lollies.
Animals at Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire have been getting into the Christmas spirit this week by opening crackers and hanging up stockings.
Two ring-tailed lemurs are pictured trying to rip open a cracker and three very curious Barbary Macaque monkeys are seen checking out what's inside their stocking.
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo boasts a collection of over 400 species of exotic animals, many of which are endangered.
For the first time this Christmas, Folly Farm is giving parents the opportunity to purchase the most unusual gift for their children - the ‘Zoo Keeper Experience’.
It gives aspiring Zoo Keepers and animal mad visitors an opportunity to get hands-on with their favourite zoo animals.
Alun has been on Twitter to thank Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo for their help in making his proposal "extra special".
The penguins had been centre of attention at Folly Farm - until Alun got down on one knee inside their enclosure.
Jamie-Lee couldn't hide her shock, but after she said 'yes' to his proposal, dozens of visitors gave them a round of applause.
Alun Davies surprised his girlfriend Jamie-Lee Jones by proposing in the penguin enclosure at Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire.
Alun got down on one knee to pop the question in front of dozens of visitors - and some of the zoo's feathered residents.