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Riverbanks Zoo on Preparing for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park and T. Safdi

Monkeys in offices and flamingos in public bathrooms? Those are just a few places where Riverbanks Zoo has housed animals during storms in the past. 

With Hurricane Irma looming in the Caribbean, the staff at the zoo are continuing to work hard to make sure animals and their keepers are safe and sound through the possible heavy winds. It's something they've been preparing for since May. 

John Davis, Curator of Mammals at Riverbanks Zoo, says the staff is prepared for all different types of disaster scenarios and that safety of the animals and staff are of the utmost importance. "We will proceed with caution after the storm. We have processes in place to ensure their safety." 

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