Franklin Park Zoo Works To Keep Animals Warm in Arctic Temperatures

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Humans aren't the only ones trying to stay warm during this dangerous cold weekend.

The Franklin Park Zoo says animals like camels, ostriches, red pandas, and lions adapt very well to the cold, with help from some cool tech. Some outdoor habitats at the zoo have been outfitted with heated elements, like a large boulder the lions can rest on.

Animals that don't do so well in the cold are being kept inside. Giraffes, porcupines, and gorillas will be hanging out in indoor enclosures.

"These guys won't even know what the weather's like outside," says Zoo New England president John Linehan.

For those brave enough to visit there are still exhibits open this weekend, and your best bet for sweet relief from the cold is the Tropical Forest Enclosure.

WBZ NewsRadio’s James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports:

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