Gladys Porter Zoo Animals React to Cold Weather

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - We are not the only mammals feeling the cold, some animals at Gladys Porter Zoo are behaving in curious ways, in response to the drop of temperature.

To conserve energy, some animals stay inactive, while the tigers were more active, and others that can’t bare the cold, stay inside.

“A lot of our animals are African, but at night Africa does get cold, so it's not like they're not used to this,” said Walter Dupree, Curator at Gladys Porter Zoo. 

“They're kind of used to it, but anytime we have a big drop from 80° to 40°, like right now, we do have some concerns about them, we do have to watch them,” Dupree said. 

Gladys Porter Zoo has radiant heaters, that are mounted on the ceiling, that project heat on down to the floor.

Animals that come in and lay on the floor, like lions, lay on beds of hay. 


 


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