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Brown bears keep cool at Wildwood animal park in Herne Common by tucking into ice lollies

By Dan Wright

Two bears rescued from grim concrete pits in Bulgaria have been keeping cool in the sweltering heat – by tucking into ice lollies.

Milco and Gosho were given a new home at the Wildwood animal park in Herne Common in 2014 following a £120,000 fundraising drive.

They have now been fed giant blackcurrant ice lollies by keepers as temperatures reach 32°C in Kent.

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One of the bears tucks into a ice lolly

One of the bears tucks into a ice lolly

The European brown bears, who could possibly be cousins or brothers, have also been kept cool by a giant pool and waterfall in their 1.5-acre enclosure.

They were bred to be hunted by the former Communist Party elite and then by wealthy oligarchs.

VIDEO: Brown bears keep cool at Wildwood animal park

When Bulgaria joined the European Union they were forced to stop the barbaric bloodsport, but it left the bears abandoned in desolate concrete pits, with local people doing their best to help feed them with dried porridge.

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