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Cold forces closure of animal park at Chehaw, pet safety guide

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With temperature set to hit in the low teens, The Animal Park at Chehaw Park is closed through Tuesday.

"Because of this cold weather, so many of our animals are going to be kept in holding," said lead zookeeper Samantha Sassone. "We don't want people to come out and not be able to see things."

Officials are doing their part to make sure you can come back on Wednesday and see them back in their elements.

"All of our animals are going to get some type of bedding, we always make sure to provide wind breaks," Sassone said. "Even our native animals that can tolerate this type of cold weather, they are provided with a den or some type of cover."

The zoo closing is just a reminder of how we need to be careful with our household pets. The Albany Humane Society is making sure animals at its shelter will be safe.

"None of our animals will be outside, so all companion animals need to be indoors the next couple of days, this is just going to be way too cold for them," said Executive Director Donna Strickland.

The park remains open while the animal park is expected to re-open on Wednesday.


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