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Temperatures in normally tropical South Florida dipped to near freezing overnight, and that's prompted the zoo in Naples, Florida, to take unusual steps to keep their outdoor animals warm.

They're using heaters and heat lamps to keep the cheetahs, wallabies, hyenas and the anteater comfortable. Jack Mulvena, president and CEO of the Naples Zoo, speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young.

Three meercats stand in the snow in their enclosure warm up under a heater in the zoo in Worms, western Germany, on January 27, 2010, where temperatures were at minus 10 degrees celsius. (Torsten Silz/AFP/Getty Images)
Three meercats stand in the snow in their enclosure warm up under a heater in the zoo in Worms, western Germany, on January 27, 2010, where temperatures were at minus 10 degrees celsius. (Torsten Silz/AFP/Getty Images)

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This segment aired on February 20, 2015.

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