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OKC Zoo Helps Animals Cool Off

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A chimpanzee at the Oklahoma City Zoo enjoys a frozen treat. A chimpanzee at the Oklahoma City Zoo enjoys a frozen treat.
Baby elephant Malee gets hosed down while standing in an inflatable pool. Baby elephant Malee gets hosed down while standing in an inflatable pool.

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Animals are suffering through Oklahoma's record-breaking heat just like humans are, so the Oklahoma City Zoo is doing its best to give its inhabitants some relief.

On Wednesday, zookeepers gave frozen juice and giant popsicles filled with fruit to the gorillas and chimps.

While other animals chowed down on frozen treats, baby elephant Malee stayed cool by taking a dip in a small, inflatable pool while zoo workers soaked her with water from a hose.

The temperature soared to 107 degrees Wednesday in Oklahoma. The temperature is expected to be above 100 again Thursday.

5/11/2011 Related Story: OKC Zoo Announces Baby Elephant's New Name

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