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February 16, 2021
A Hippo Snow Day
It’s a snow day for Mashavu, Tombi and Kiboko! Our Nile hippopotamuses enjoyed the freshly fallen snow from inside their warm barn thanks to Keeper Joshua Sydney-Smith.
Camels in the Snow?
Camels may not be the first animals that come to mind when you think of snow, but Bactrian camels are used to the harsh weather and snow. This species is native to the rocky deserts of Central and East Asia, where temperatures can reach over 100 degrees in summer and drop to minus 20 degrees in winter. Their thick, shaggy coat helps keep them warm during the winter months. They may also eat the snow to provide for their water needs.
Photos: Antelope Keeper Jeremy Martin