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Last Updated: Friday, 21 July 2006, 10:23 GMT 11:23 UK
Carrot lollies keeping pigs perky
Root vegetables: Pinky and Perky tuck in

Miniature piglets Pinky and Perky may be getting roasted in the heatwave, but they know a crackling good way of keeping cool.

The Devon pigs are the latest animals to be served a huge lolly packed with their favourite things during the summer heatwave.

Paignton Zoo's elephants' lollies come in the flavour of their favourite fruit, it was revealed this week.

Pinky and Perky, of Pennywell Farm, near Buckfastleigh, get carrot lollies.

Assistant manager Catherine Tozer said: "The recent heatwave has been exhausting for everyone and animals are no exception.

"All the animals have been struggling with the heat so we have just tried to do everything we can to make them more comfortable.

"After the initial shock and a bit of investigation, the ice lollies went down a real treat."


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