Zoo Animals Beat the Heat

See what animals at Brookfield Zoo are doing to beat the scorcher.

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What are zookeepers doing to help the animals beat the triple-digit heat? Brookfield Zoo Animal Program staff made sure they kept the animals nice and cool in a variety of ways. Zookeepers Katelyn Stache (left) and Maggie Chardell put two boa constrictors in the water to help them cool off.
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Sabu, a 2-year-old snow leopard, is playing with large chucks of ice to stay cool.
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Sabu just can't get enough of that ice.
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Hudson, a 5-year-old polar bear, cools off his paws on this large block of ice.
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Honey, a 2-year-old American Guinea hog, chills in the pool to cool off.
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Senior keeper Mike Knitter sprays Emma, a Holstein cow, with water hoes to help keep her cool.
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Aussie, a 27-year-old polar bear, cools off in his pool while playing with his block of ice.
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Three raccoon brothers, Ranger, Scout and Bandit, all 11 years old, cool off with ice blocks filled with fruit.
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