Zoo preparing animals for the cold weather

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – How are the animals at Gladys Porter Zoo handling the cold weather? The zoo is always prepared for days like this. From heated barns with temperatures unique to each animal. The drastic weather changes also causing concerns for the health of the animals.

Walter Dupree, Mammal Curator, “Whenever we have these kind of cold snaps come through, one of the worst is going like we did this week where it’s high temperatures in the beginning of the week and then it drops quickly. We don’t like that, they don’t have, any more than we, they don’t have a chance to acclimate.”

If you are headed to the Gladys Porter Zoo today you can see some animals out right now. Many animals like giraffes and gorillas don’t come out if it’s colder than 60 degrees.

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