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Colder temperatures bring active animals at Chehaw

Chehaw says some animals are more active in the cooler weather. Chehaw says some animals are more active in the cooler weather.
Chehaw officials say winter is the best time to view some animals. Chehaw officials say winter is the best time to view some animals.
Ben Roberts, Chehaw Director of Animal Care Ben Roberts, Chehaw Director of Animal Care
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With the recent freeze warnings, there's no doubt that it's winter in South Georgia. Although some may think twice about
venturing outdoors, it may be a good time to visit the animals at the Chehaw Park Zoo.

Chehaw's director of animal care, Ben Roberts, says that the best times to visit the zoo are during the
fall, winter, and early spring months. Animals, like the kangaroos, are more likely to get away from shade and closer to the guests.

Roberts mentions, "Most of the time, when it cools down, what you'll find is that they're just
more active..you know..they're out and about and doing things because it's comfortable and it's
not 100 degrees or 100% humidity."

The animal keepers do follow certain protocol  during the colder months. At night, the animals
are taken inside barns with heaters to keep them warm. They also feed the animals more hay to provide them with more body fat.

During the winter, the Zoo at Chehaw Park operates Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.

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