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Cute Penguins Take A Shower In The Sunshine (PICTURES)

07/06/2013 15:06 BST

The old joke "what do you call six weeks of rain in Scotland - summer!" hasn't quite rung true over the last few days with glorious sunshine beaming over the tartan nation.

In fact it was so hot, penguins at Blair Drummond Safari park needed a cold shower to wet their wings and remind themselves of their Antarctic origins.

The Humbolt penguins Forrest and Joss played in the refreshing water as visitors looked on.

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The penguins languished in the park's power shower

Safari park manager Gary Gilmour said: “There are six penguins and they’ve been using the cold shower a lot this week. They love it and it’s great for cooling them down in this hot weather.

“This great spell of weather has been great for the park and long may it continue.”