What do you do when it's really, really hot outside? Maybe you find a cool spot in the shade of a tree or indoors. You might jump into a lake or a pool, run through a sprinkler, drink a cold glass of water, or lick an ice cream cone. Your body might start to sweat, which cools your skin as it evaporates.
Most other animals aren't able to sweat—horses and apes are among the few that do. And wild animals don't have air-conditioned houses and cars to escape the heat. But Minnesota critters do have some pretty cool tricks they use to beat the heat on a steamy summer's day.