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Giant pandas in China beat heat wave with ice

August 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Zookeepers in southwestern China have come up with a way to keep the giant pandas cool in the midst of a summertime heat wave.

Large blocks of ice were added to the animal enclosures at the Chengdu Breeding and Research Center.

The pandas are hugging them and lying on them to stay cool.

The research center houses 102 giant pandas. An adult can go through four to five ice blocks a day.