Houston Zoo keeping animals warm during freezing temperatures

Houston expected to drop into the lower 20s this week


HOUSTON – As freezing temperatures arrive, the Houston Zoo is prepared with heating tanks.

Like San Antonio, our friends to the east are also experiencing frigid temperatures.

KSAT Weather: Clouds, areas of sleet to start 2018

Lows in the Bayou City are expected to drop into the lower 20s.

The zoo posted on its Facebook page that the containers, which look like water tanks, are to keep its cold-blooded tortoises warm.

Seen these at the Zoo recently? They're not water tanks, they're tortoise tanks! These converted containers are kept...

Posted by Houston Zoo on Monday, January 1, 2018

The sub-freezing temperatures closed the San Antonio Zoo on Monday. Even though it's cold outside, the Houston Zoo remained open on New Years.

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