23 Animals Relaxing With Cool Summer Treats

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All across the country, people are hot and miserable. Perhaps this collection of adorable animals cooling off with icy snacks will help.

Monkeys

Swoyambhunath of Nepal is nicknamed “The Monkey Temple” for the sacred monkeys that live inside the complex. Flickr user lavenderstreak was able to capture these pampered primates in this delightful picture.

Flickr user Sudar Muthu was able to hand-feed ice cream to this adorable little guy during a trip to Eravikulam, Rajmalal National Park in India.

Tigers

Just because cats, including tigers, can’t taste sweet stuff doesn’t mean they should be left out in this critter Popsicle party. Instead, they just need meat pops, like the one given to the tigers at the Sydney Zoo, as featured in this photo by Flickr user shutupyourface.

Bears

I’m not sure what kinds of fruits and nuts are in this bear’s treat, but he sure seems to like it. Flickr user Tambako The Jaguar caught this fun shot at the Tierpark Arth Goldau.

Lions

That’s right, lions, tigers and bears all enjoy cooling down with ice pops. This little guy was also shot at the Tierpark Arth Goldau by Flickr user Tambako The Jaguar. Like the tigers, lions also can’t taste sweets, so they have to satiate themselves with blood-filled treats.

Lemurs

Somehow this lemur got a hold of this ice cream cone just in time for Flickr user Ken McChesney to capture this great pic at the Edinburgh Zoo.

Pandas

As the blog title says, Pandas Love to Party.

Anteaters

Flickr user TamanduaGirl likes to reward her pet anteater, Pua, with a cool yogurt and strawberry parfait.

Kittens

Cute Overload reader Maria F.’s kitty likes to cool down with a few licks off of some delicious Häagen-Dazs bars. She says he doesn’t eat any of the chocolate, which is bad for kittens, but enjoys the creamy cool ice cream.

Snape here belongs to Flickr user Bridget Samuels. That’s a lot of ice cream for one little kitty.

This kitty not only has an adorable face while he enjoys his strawberry ice pop, he also has one of the best pet names ever—Circus McGircus. His owner, Cute Overload reader Whitney S., has some great taste in pet names.

Little Lucky is simply obsessed with this ice cream cone. I love how he doesn’t stop licking throughout the video.

Puppies

If all Hawaiian dogs celebrate their birthdays the way Takota does, then we’d better not let our mainland pooches know. We’ll have a mutiny on our hands.

I don’t know the name of this adorable chihuahua shot by Flickr user boubou1, but he certainly knows how to celebrate Canada Day in style.

Birdies

Flickr user flashb1t shot this cute gray parrot while he was munching on ice cream on a bike’s handlebars while his owner took a break from riding around town.

Gray parrots aren’t the only birds who enjoy ice cream. Flickr user billypalooza caught this cute peacock enjoying a sweet treat at the Denver Zoo.

Mice

Flickr user Radagast had a great trick to get her late pet mouse Meryl to take medicine—mix it in with ice cream.

Bunnies

It’s bad for bunnies to eat dairy products, but frozen raspberry puree is a great way for little Frankie to cool down on a hot day.

Flickr user rockamandy’s bunny Fry also enjoys the cooler things in life.

Wallabies

Wallabies aren’t big on ice cream, but they simply love the cones, particularly when they’re filled with tasty grains, as you can see in this cute picture by Flickr user Karen Hull.

Llamas

Like wallabies, llamas love getting pellet treats served inside of ice cream cones as Flickr user Just Us 3 shows.
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I’m ready to go grab a Fudgesicle. Do you guys ever give your critters icy treats when it’s hot outside?

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