Otters have very thick fur. One zoo found an adorable way to keep them cool

PORTLAND, OREGON (HawaiiNewsNow) - What a way to beat the heat!

Oregon, like much of the nation, has been hit hard with a summer heat wave this year.

So the Oregon Zoo was looking for a way to keep furry otters cool.

The solution: Ice baths.

And the otters approved.

Video of the little guys slipping and sliding around in the tubs of ice have gone viral.

The zoo says that keeping the otters cool is essential. They have the thickest fur of any mammal and can overheat quickly.

You can probably assume there are more ice baths in their future.

Forecasters say very hot conditions will continue for Oregon through early next week.

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