October 23, 2018

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Residents Keeping Cool

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Record high temperatures and steaming humidity are tough on humans, but dealing with the heat takes on a different dimension when it comes to zoo animals.

“It does make it challenging, but we prepare for days like this,” said Dwayne Biggs, curator of aquatic life at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

The zoo has been taking extra precautions to protect animals from the extreme weather, especially for Koda and Nuka, the two polar bears that take up residence at the Water’s Edge exhibit. Biggs says the animals are able to escape the weather both

Source: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/07/22/pittsburgh-zoo-ppg-aquarium-residents-keeping-cool/