Old man winter is making his way to the Caldwell Zoo and that means that our zookeepers need to make some adjustments to ensure all our animal friends are safe. Some of our animals, like our big African spurred tortoises, come in for the winter. Some more weather-tolerant animals might be given access to either indoor or outdoor areas once the temperature gets to 45°. Animals like the Chilean flamingos are pretty hearty and can actually stand temperatures into the 20s, but will have to go indoors if it is much colder.
Just a reminder—make sure your animal friends at home are well cared for during winter cold spells with fresh water (can’t drink ice!), plenty of food and a space with shelter from the cold.