CHICAGO (CBS) — If you think staying cool outside even with light clothing is hard, imaging having to wear a fur coat that you can’t take off?
That’s the dilemma facing bears and tigers at the Brookfield Zoo, who are getting a break from the extreme heat with giant blocks of ice filled with their favorite treats.READ MORE: Family Of Adam Toledo Reviews Police Body Camera Video Of Teen's Fatal Shooting
“Some of the outdoor habitats like the reindeers have water misters so the animals can cool off. In addition, animals such as the bears and big cats are given access to their indoor quarters if they choose,” according to a zoo spokesperson.READ MORE: City Pausing Vaccination Program For Homebound Seniors, And Other Clinics That Rely On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Amid Federal Review Of Blood Clots
Whirl, an Amur tiger, got ice filled with chuck meat and bones. Meanwhile Axhi, one of the zoo’s grizzly bears, will enjoy a 300 pound block of ice as well as smaller pieces with fruit inside.MORE NEWS: 'I Had Fear': What Some In Chicago Are Saying After Receiving The Johnson & Johnson COVID Shot Before It Was Pulled
A polar bear named Hudson also cooled off with a giant block of ice. But a sloth bear named Kartik took a liking to cantaloupe, grapes, and blueberries encased in ice.