Though much of the snow is gone, Rhode Islanders aren’t getting a reprieve from the bitter cold.
And neither are the animals at Roger Williams Park Zoo.
With temperatures hovering in the teens, and not expected to get much warmer, officials at the zoo report the major challenge is keeping tropical animals, like elephants and alligators, safe.
All animals whose natural habitats are warm are being kept in heated barns.
But animals like the snow leopard, and red pandas, which hail from the high mountains of Asia, are more active now than in the summer months.