A tortoise is hosed down and scrubbed in Victoria, Australia
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Animals hosed down at zoo in Melbourne, Australia

As temperatures soared across many of the southern states of Australia, animals at Melbourne Zoo were given a hose down.

Staff handed out ice blocks to seals and offered spray downs to giant tortoises as the animals sweltered in 40C heat.

  • 02 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia