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Keep Cool Summer Tips For Koalas And Other Animals

Who knew!? Koalas are (true) tree huggers, not for environmental reasons, but as a way to keep cool and regulate their body temperatures during hot summer months.

The BBCexplains how PhD student Natalie Briscoe was studying koalas' behavior and she noticed that in the winter the animals would stay high in the trees, up near the leaves feeding. In the hotter summer weather though, they would move down.

While other animals may not be able to keep cool like these koalas do, there are other ways to beat the heat up here as summer kicks off up here in the northern hemisphere.

We all know, for example, that dogs tend to pant and stick their tongues out to cool down:

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Even the birds are at it

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Though not everyone loves getting wet...

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OK, so water isn't your jam. How about an ice cream?

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Or maybe some instant fruit salad?

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Some prefer to nibble

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Anyhow, remember your hats to block the sun.

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And your shades too

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But remember, if all else (and the A/C) fails!

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