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Zoo News: Animals adapt to colder weather

“Sunny,” the Bengal tiger takes a walk around his enclosure.

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After 13.5 inches of snow fell on Great Bend in late December, the temperatures plunged and so did attendance at the Brit Spaugh Zoo.
Director Scott Gregory said the zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in all weather, but some animals prefer to stay indoors when the temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Other animals thrive on the cold. The arctic fox couple, Vixie and Tod, are well adapted to the cold.
Gregory said the foxes were acquired with the plan to breed them, and it’s possible there will be baby ...

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