If you have outside pets, you probably know to bring them inside Tuesday and Wednesday night but, what if you had hundreds of outdoor creatures? That's the case for the staff a couple area attractions.
Here at the museum, the staff has had to take the butterflies out of the butterfly rain forest... to protect them from the cold. All over our region... people have been getting ready for a cold night... and they've been getting animals ready too.
Tarah Jacobs is making the rounds.... making sure all the animals are prepared for the record low temperatures expected tonight. The previous record was 31 degrees... but the low tonight could drop to 26.
Tarah says she's gotten things taken care of here at the zoo... but don't forget your four legged friends at home.
Animals aren't the only ones affected by the cold temperatures.
What about insects?
The butterflies in the Butterfly Rain forest Exhibit at the Florida Museum For Natural History have to be taken inside to spend cold nights in warm cages.
And the plants in their exhibit outside have to be covered up and warmed with space heaters to guarantee the butterfly rain forest will be back in full bloom.
When it comes to your pets, whatever you do, safety experts say never use a heat lamp or space heater to help keep your pets warm.
That, of course, poses a burn hazard for your pet and a fire hazard for everyone.
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