Animals staying cool at Bergen County Zoo

Zoo keepers at the Bergen County Zoo say the animals are feeling the heat, and they have come up with some unique ways to keep them comfortable.

Zoo keepers at the Bergen County Zoo say the animals are feeling the heat, and they have come up with some unique ways to keep them comfortable. (7/18/13)

PARAMUS - Zoo keepers at the Bergen County Zoo say the animals are feeling the heat, and they have come up with some unique ways to keep them comfortable.

A porcupine spent Thursday afternoon sitting on a block of ice. Horses got to run through a sprinkler.

Zoo keepers even have to put sunblock on the pigs. Nick Newman says the animals have sensitive skin. "Pigs are susceptible to skin cancer, just like we are. So we want to prevent that and protect them," he says.

The Bergen County Zoo is home to animals from North and South America. Some animals, like the snowy owls, are kept in air conditioned buildings in the summer.
 

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