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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 6:00 am | Updated: 12:37 am, Mon Jul 25, 2011.

Humans aren’t the only ones who could use a break from this heat. Animals at Phoenix Zoo will get a respite from high temperatures at the zoo’s annual Winter in July event.

The zoo commissary crew spends days making “popsicles” for the park’s herbivores, omnivores and carnivores, freezing fruit, fish, meat, bones and blood into blocks of ice. On Saturday, visitors can watch the animals enjoy the refreshing edible “puzzles.” Many critters will also find patches of snow in their habitats.

Aside from the animal-watching, people will find a snow play area with, literally, tons of snow and a snowball target practice challenge. Radio Disney will supply live entertainment.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-6818 or

DETAILS >> 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway. Free with paid general admission of $18 per adult and $9 per child age 3-12. (602) 273-1341 or

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