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Zoo Atlanta silverback gorilla Taz loves popsicles
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Zoo Atlanta silverback gorilla Taz loves popsicles

ATLANTA -- His name is Taz. He's 25 years old, a father of seven -- and he gets hot in the summer.

Taz, a silverback gorilla at Zoo Atlanta, loves popsicles. On hot days, he and other members of his gorilla group get to cool off with homemade popsicles that are a bit bigger than what can be purchased in the average grocery store.

Taz's popsicle contains frozen fruit, juice, water and food coloring -- pretty close to what a human would enjoy, except gorilla-sized popsicles are the size of a person's head.

Anyone who visits the zoo this month has a pretty good chance of watching Taz and his buddies enjoying an icy treat.

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