Only certain zoo animals outside during cold snap

By WEEK Producer

January 6, 2014 Updated Jan 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- There are some creatures who enjoy this kind of winter blast.

The tigers at the Peoria Zoo come from colder climates and are one of the few animals allowed outside.

Other animals like rhinos and giraffes are moved inside as soon as temperatures drop to 40 degrees to avoid respiratory infections, but zoo officials said plummeting temperatures Sunday night means all animals will come inside.

"Certainly we will lock everyone up nice safe and sound because those are dangerous temperatures for everybody. So we made sure all of the heaters are working we have some extra supplements if we need it but all the temperatures will be nice and toasty warm for everybody," said Yvonne Strode, Director of Peoria Zoo.

The zoo is open through the winter and is free this month.