This heart-melting video shows alpha silverback gorilla Richard enjoying a cooling fruit cocktail lollipop before offering the treat to rest of the troop.
Photographer Lucie Štepnicková, 33, captured the family of Western Lowland Gorillas lapping up the icepop at Prague Zoo as temperatures soared.
Lucie, from Prague, Czech Republic, said: "Gorillas receive enrichment in the form of various things. This time it was an ice cream with vegetables and fruit
"The gorillas loved it very much and had fun for quite some time.
"The only problem is that the male Richard often takes it for himself and refuses to let anyone in. So everyone has to wait for Richard to have his fill.
"The adolescents come up with a way to get ice cream, even when Dad is sitting next to them. But after Richard has finished it's a free for all."