Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Florida Chimps Trying To Stay Warm

cold chimpThere's an unseasonable chill in the air in the land of swim suits, sun tan lotion, golden beaches and warm balmy weather.

Temperatures across South Florida dipped in the low to mid 40s early Tuesday morning and colder temperatures, possibly near the freezing mark, are forecast for early Wednesday morning.

To keep warm residents and visitors alike are donning jackets, cranking up heaters in cars and homes and throwing an extra blanket on the bed at night.

Extra blankets also came in handy at Miami's Metrozoo where some of the animals, who are very used to our usually warm weather, got quite a shock from the chill. Metrozoo's Ron Magill said Ben, an 8-year-old chimpanzee, wasn't quite sure what to do with his burlap blanket at first. Initially he wrapped it around himself as a scarf. When he realized it wasn't doing anything to keep him warm he opened it up into a blanket, and put it over his head and then the rest of his body.

Full story here.

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