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‘Set the A/C to ottermatic’: Otters in Oregon Zoo cool as ice amid heatwave

Otters at Oregon Zoo enjoy an ice bath as the temperature in Portland reached 35°C on Monday. The mercury is expected to rise as high as 42°C during the week. "Set the A/C to ottermatic," the zoo cheekily posted on its Facebook page.

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