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heatwave

Animals at various zoos enjoyed icy delights and sorbets to keep cool as a heatwave gripped large swathes of Europe. Zookeepers also sprayed down some of the larger animals and birds in enclosures with cold water. They were also given ice blocks with a mixture of frozen fruit to splash around in the pools and beat the heat.
Temperatures will reach 25 degrees or more for seven days straight.
Heatwaves have been responsible for more human deaths than any other natural hazard, including bushfires, storms and floods.