With another heatwave across much of the country, some of the resident donkeys at the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary in Devon have been cooling down with some grated carrots frozen in ice.
Not only does the healthy frozen treat help cool them down, but it also provides a valuable form of enrichment. Donkeys love exploring, and this activity allows them to exhibit their natural foraging behaviours - a key factor in improving donkey welfare. It is also very important that the donkeys have clean drinking water, and access to shelter so they can get out of the hot sun.
To see more from the donkey sanctuary or book a visit for yourself, check out their website at thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk