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Chilly chimps stave off UK cold snap

Thursday, 24 Jan, 2013 - 00:35

Jan. 24 - As parts of the UK shiver under a cold snap, chimps at an ape and monkey sanctuary in Wales are taking measures to stay warm. Tara Cleary reports.

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It was blankets and hot tea for these chimps at a sanctuary in Wales. Their roots are in the tropical rainforests of Africa, so the freezing UK weather is a challenge for them. And one of the apes won't even venture outdoors without her blanket. SOUNDBITE: Jan Garen, zookeeper, saying (English): "She lived in a house for about 29 years when she was a youngster, so it's just what she's been used to. And she enjoys having a blanket; it doesn't do her any harm so if she wants one to keep warm she can have one." And while she shivers, her mates seem happy to make the most of the snow.

Chilly chimps stave off UK cold snap

Thursday, 24 Jan, 2013 - 00:35