Celebrityphotosuk.com's Official Blog

Snow surprise

Whipsnade’s elephants keep cool with 20 tonnes of snow


As the summer scorcher continues to sweep the country, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s elephants are set to beat the heat with a jumbo delivery – of 20 tonnes of snow.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS http://celebrityphotosuk.photoshelter.com/gallery/elephants-keep-cool-with-20-tonnes-of-snow/G0000pDx_BmVmuXo/Grey Crowned Crane


The herd’s play paddock will be coated in a thick blanket of snow as it’s transformed into a winter wonderland – complete with snowmen – for them to play with.


The extra special snowfall comes from The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead as part of its Beat the Heat summer campaign, and will see their technicians getting up at 5am to prepare for the Zoo’s very unseasonal delivery.


Not only will the snow help to keep the elephants cool, it’s also the perfect summer enrichment; sparking their curiosity and playful natures as they roll in it and make snowballs with their trunks.


Assistant curator of elephants, Lee Sambrook, said “We’re always looking for new ways to keep our elephants cool in this heat, and the youngsters especially love having new things to investigate so we’re expecting them to love their snowy surprise.”

No Responses to “Snow surprise”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: