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Heating and Cooling Bed Team 1

Meeting Time

Wednesdays, 6:20-7:10 PM

Project Description

One of the biggest problems any zoo faces is finding a way to balance what is the best way to keep the animals comfortable and enriched while still providing a quality experience for the visitors. For the Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona this problem is much more difficult because of the high temperatures of Arizona summers. Because the summers in Phoenix can exceed 120℉, most of the animals do not spend a lot of time outside and when they do it is usually spent sleeping in a shady corner. Our project goal is to invent a device that creates a cool, comfortable spot for the larger mammals outside in the summer.