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Published January 20, 2012, 05:47 PM

Zoo animals adapting to cold temperatures

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - These frigid winter temperatures are keeping us inside a lot more, but what about our friends at the Red River Zoo?

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

These frigid winter temperatures are keeping us inside a lot more, but what about our friends at the Red River Zoo?

Zookeepers say most animals, even the exotic ones, are used to cold temperatures. Camels, wolves and goats, grow thicker coats during the winter to keep warm. But Murcats are kept indoors at 70 degrees. Some animals that are fine with the cold may surprise you.

Jory Lum – General Curator, Red River Zoo: “When a lot of people think of birds, they think of migrating south for the winter, but a lot of our birds here are acclimated to the cold weather, they'll be fine outside in the cold temperature.”

The Red River Zoo is still open on weekends from 10 to 5.

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