An important reminder for pet owners, to bring their animals inside. And if they have to be outside, be sure to give them a proper shelter. It should be dry and turned away from the North wind. The ground should be covered with cedar shavings or straw instead of blankets. And hang heavy plastic over the doorway. As for those bigger, WILDER animals ... Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem visited the Jacksonville Zoo, to see how the animals there, are keeping warm. 3 00-0815-22When it gets below 50 degrees zoo staff starts preparations for the animals. For animals like the leopard the cold weather isn't a big deal because their warm coats-- but primates like these monkeys need help getting warm.Dan Dembiec, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 31:42 Some animals just like to hold up and get cozy warm on that hay bed or on that heater heating pad some of the primates like to grab that blanket and cover themselves To keep the animals warm and comfortbale, zoo employees put down hay beds , turn on heaters and heat lamps and distribute blankets .They even heat the water for the ducks... The weather also has an impact on the animals' habits. For these elephants, the cold air brings them in touch with their wilder side.30:46 if it's nice and hot out it makes them want to sleep cold makes them want to move and keep warm and yep it makes them more active But for the others , like the popular apes .. they tend to prefer the indoors..31:04 We're all about animal welfare and one of the components is letting animals make choices so sometimes they have the choice to come inside out of the cold so we always run specials in January) Because visitors aren't guaranteed to see the animals during the winter, admission prices go down.It's specials include: Two dollar Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday -- which Three dollar Thursday and five dollar Friday These animals clearly have the best care and opportunities to get the warmth they need.The zoo says the animal's comfort is their top priority. AM C4 TLS.