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Gibbon in Omaha zoo huddles in the rain

Nati Harnik / AP

A wet gibbon huddles in the rain at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 24, 2011. A low pressure system in the Central Plains is creating a wide area of severe storms.

Rich Shulman writes

This is an interesting way to illustrate the severe storms in the Midwest. Click here for a story about the physics of wet animals shaking their fur.