LA Zoo’s snow leopards enjoying cold weather

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 Some animals at the Los Angeles Zoo are feeling right at home as temperatures remained unseasonably cool in Southern California.

Many of the zoo’s denizens, whose natural habitat is typically cold, are absolutely thriving in California’s cooler temperatures, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Among those relishing daytime highs near 50 degrees are a pair of snow leopard cubs, affectionately named Tom and Jerry, who have spent their time playing in the cooler air.

The antics come in direct contradiction to the animals’ typical behavior in the normally warm city.

It’s perfect weather for them, said the zoo ‘ s general curator, Michael Dee. If it were summertime, they’d find themselves a nice cool spot and go to sleep.While Tom and Jerry frolic, many of the animals from warmer climates are forced indoors to escape the unusually cool air.

Dee told the Times that just as their cold weather counterparts had done, those warm weather animals will eventually adapt.

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