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Polar bears at the zoo will love the arctic weather, but other Chicago animals could face fight for survival

CHICAGO - The brutal cold expected to descend upon Chicago this week could be deadly for many animals that live outdoors, but experts say it's likely that the populations of everything from stray cats to stink bugs will escape lasting damage.

That's because animals have strategies to endure all manner of harsh weather, even cold that might break Chicago's record low of 27 degrees below zero. They bore into trees, burrow beneath the frost line or find refuge in abandoned houses. And even if they don't

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