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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:25 AM

How Zoo Animals in Florida Survived Hurricane Irma

http://www.care2.com/causes/how-zoo-animals-in-florida-survived-hurricane-irma.html

While pets could flee with their owners as Hurricane Irma bore down on the state of Florida, what about the captive animals in zoos that had nowhere to go?

The good news is that, according to most reports, zoo animals were able to make it through the intense wind, rain and storm surge. To keep their accreditation, members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums must have a disaster plan and practice an annual preparedness drill.

The enclosures in many of Florida’s zoos have protected areas where large animals like tigers and giraffes can be safely sheltered without having to be evacuated. Smaller animals, however, had to be moved to safer areas. This must have been especially scary for the animals that were already stressed out because they could sense the approaching monster storm.


Watch the flamingo clip. It's pretty funny.

I've been wondering how many horses made it.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:34 PM

1. K & R

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:55 PM

2. Those flamingoes could teach people a thing or two about orderly evacuation. nt

 

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:09 PM

3. I Kept Expecting for the Rhino to Bite the Zookeeper

But the keeper knew his rhino and wasn't even watching him (her?). Toshi was lovin' those carrots!

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