Zoo Animals Cool Down in Las Vegas

By: NNS/KVVU/CBS
By: NNS/KVVU/CBS

Residents in Nevada are simmering in the West Coast heatwave, with temperatures resting in the triple digits.

The furry and reptile residents at the Las Vegas Zoo are also suffering from the heat.

A blast of cool water for the male mountain lion feels like a treat on a day where extreme hot temperature are sizzling.

He is one of several animals inside the zoo that is getting extra attention during the next few days.

While some are given frozen snacks, toys and water containers to cool off, others seem to keep a low profile to avoid over-heating.

Also living inside the zoo is a spoiled 31-year-old chimpanzee named Terry, who has one amazing duo habitat, one part of which is air-conditioned.

Lucien Meyer is Terry's original owner and says the animal needs the extra care because of his age and health conditions.

Animal caretakers say they have had no heat realted issues so far this year.

Even with flavored ice treats, these animals will do what they can to stay fresh during the extreme heat wave.


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