What Adorable Animals Did on Their Summer Vacations

Summer days, driftin’ away… yes, it’s Labor Day weekend, which means another year’s summer fun is behind us. Before we get our sweaters and tights out of storage, we had to share with you this feature from Slate.com, of animals having a blast in the summer sun!

When your apartment doesn’t have air conditioning, you have to keep cool any way you can…

This picture taken on August 4, 2015 shows a giant panda putting itself on a huge ice cube to cool off during the heat wave in a zoo in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province.

This picture taken on August 4, 2015 shows a giant panda putting itself on a huge ice cube to cool off during the heat wave in a zoo in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province.

 

Some critters wanted to catch some waves…

American Eskimo named Ziggy crashes on a wave during the small dog competition competes in the 10th annual Petco Unleashed surf dog contest at Imperial Beach, California August 1, 2015. Proceeds raised at the event go to benefit the San Diego Humane Society.

American Eskimo named Ziggy crashes on a wave during the small dog competition competes in the 10th annual Petco Unleashed surf dog contest at Imperial Beach, California August 1, 2015. Proceeds raised at the event go to benefit the San Diego Humane Society.

 

Some enjoyed a frozen treat to beat the heat…

A lemur cools off with frozen sherbet at the Saint-Martin-la-Plaine Zoo, southeastern France on July 2, 2015 as a blistering heatwave sweeps through Europe.

A lemur cools off with frozen sherbet at the Saint-Martin-la-Plaine Zoo, southeastern France on July 2, 2015 as a blistering heatwave sweeps through Europe.

 

And some just enjoyed a summer stroll…

This picture taken on June 10, 2015 shows a young child playing with Bon-chan, a 19 year old male African spurred tortoise weighing about 70 kg (154 pounds), while out walking with his owner Hisao Mitani (R) on a street in the town of Tsukishima in Tokyo. Bon-chan loves fruit and vegetables and is often offered carrot and cabbage pieces by cheering neighbors when he is out.

This picture taken on June 10, 2015 shows a young child playing with Bon-chan, a 19 year old male African spurred tortoise weighing about 70 kg (154 pounds), while out walking with his owner Hisao Mitani (R) on a street in the town of Tsukishima in Tokyo. Bon-chan loves fruit and vegetables and is often offered carrot and cabbage pieces by cheering neighbors when he is out.

To see even more photos of cute animals keeping cool around the world, click over to Slate for the rest of the collection.

How are you and your animals keeping cool for the last weekend of the summer?

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  1. How adorable! I love the Panda Bear!

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