John Brueggen, Alligator Farm director, said that the 35-degree weather predicted for Friday night would have injured the animals had a quick-thinking firefighter not called him at home to tell him the power was out.
“Most of the animals need heat,” he said. “All the birds, all the monkeys, all have their individual heaters.”
And the crocodiles and alligators stay warm by slipping into water pumped up from a well, which uses electricity.
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