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UK zookeepers help animals fight off cold

February 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Zookeepers at the London Zoo are helping the animals brave freezing temperatures with a few warm tricks.

They fed Colobus monkeys hot potatoes to help keep them warm. The monkeys apparently really liked them.

The meerkats were given special heating lamps. They're native to the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.

But one group didn't have trouble with the cold weather at all. The zoo's penguins are enjoying the below-freezing temperatures.