Friday, January 30, 2009

Zoo serves mousesicles

A zoo in New Zealand will be serving its wild cats mousecicles and bloodsicles to help them beat the heat this weekend.

Zoo spokeswoman Stephanie Gray said staff members at the tourist site in the New Zealand capital will be freezing whole mice to feed to the zoo's African wild cats, The (Wellington) Dominion Post said in its Saturday edition.

Gray said in anticipation of a heat wave this weekend, zoo staff will have mousesicles on hand as well as so-called bloodsicles for the servals.

The wild cats' bloodsicles, actually diluted blood ice blocks, will be accompanied by a paddling pool and hammocks for the cats to relax and cool off in, the Post said.

New Zealand sounds nice. No snow or cold. . .

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