Your location is set to Dartford
Published: 15:33, 19 June 2017 |
Updated: 18:45, 19 June 2017
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.
Scroll down for video
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.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.