A combination of power outages and frigid temperatures in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua have resulted in 35 zoo animals perishing from hypothermia.
As a result of the frigid cold temperature, the coldest in six decades, the Serengeti Zoo in Aldama lost 14 parrots, 13 serpents, 5 iguanas, 2 crocodiles and a monkey. When temperatures started dropping the zoo put the electrical heat on, however that failed when power outages affected most of the region.
Chihuahua saw its coldest days, averaging 9 degrees Fahreneheit, that resulted in school and business closing and many people in shelters. Normal and mild temperatures are expected to return to the region on Tuesday.