Florida Freeze's Effect on Furry Friends

Zookeepers help animals keep warm amid sudden temperature drop.
1:43 | 01/05/12

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When the bitter cold swept even into the southern United States this week most of us just bundled up soldier -- But what about the animals at the zoo last night in Florida ABC's Matt -- It was a virtual no was art Florida's exotic animals to humans they shared state with bundling up -- down. Getting out of the cold. In Florida -- -- -- were recorded this morning down from normal temperatures and average of twenty degrees. This war -- couple rain shape RA accounts to big -- out and it were given pine needles of borrowing escape the cold here at jungle island. So this is though like they're down this year that this is exactly what this axis. College it would do in the wild made by the -- there. These orangutans. Can do with themselves pretty incredible that they know how to put a lecture in. They -- themselves better than a lot of children -- they do but and did what they see and they see us put the -- now it's just a natural behavior okay. It's upside down but who's counting their natural habitat the rainforest -- -- 73 degrees on the coolest night. These tortoise is -- -- into which he didn't closure tonight as will much smaller species butterflies. 9000. Of them to be brought inside. It -- the freezing. Things that -- As well as the cause cold blooded reptiles. Even the world's toughest stand the honey badger seeking shelter. Manatees also huddling against the cold which caused only minor damage to Florida's famous root crops bringing a smile to some very -- Matt Gutman ABC news --

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