Protecting Animals From Dangerous Temperatures 24/7
Being a cold-blooded animal can be tough. Because they rely on external heat sources to warm up their bodies, they are at the mercy of their surroundings. When environmental temperatures fall, so does their body temperature. And, if they get too cold or too hot, they might even die. So it was a close call at the Elmwood Park Zoo when the power and heat stopped working in the middle of a frigid January night.