CHICAGO (CBS) — Humans aren’t the only ones trying to escape the sweltering heat.

Animals at Brookfield Zoo are cooling down with icy treats.

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Sloth bears and the big cats are getting blocks of ice filled with pieces of fruit and bone, respectively.


(Credit: Brookfield Zoo)


Along with the ice blocks, the zoo’s grizzly bears are getting big blocks of ice placed in their pools so they can cool off.

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(Credit: Brookfield Zoo)


According to the Brookfield Zoo, the animals are allowed access to the behind-the-scenes areas that are cooler and shadier. Those areas also have misting fans.


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