LAFAYETTE, Ind. (CBS/WLFI) -- Humans aren't the only ones dealing with the heat today. The animals at the Columbian Park Zoo are trying to find ways to beat the heat.
According to zookeepers there are a variety of ways that they try and keep the animals from overheating.
Some animals like the Emus, like to sit under sprinklers and enjoy the cool water. The otters at the zoo get treated to some frozen fish while enjoying a nice swim. And the Wallabys prefer to just lay in the shade and maybe splash in some puddles.
Senior zookeeper Heather Powell says that even with the triple digit temperatures, the best thing is to keep the animals outside. She says, "When it gets this hot, we do leave them out, because they can actually get more air and circulation out here. So they will stay out, but we provide sprinklers, we can provide fans for them. We have fans going in all the buildings so we can keep the air circulated. And all the animals have some shad that they can find and go to."
Powell says that there is always a veterinarian on call, just in case, for the animals.