Brevard Zoo Prepares For Hurricane Irma, Will Secure Animals In Buildings

By  //  September 7, 2017

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The Brevard Zoo staff are following a detailed hurricane plan to protect animals and humans alike from Hurricane Irma.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Brevard Zoo staff are following a detailed hurricane plan to protect animals and humans alike from Hurricane Irma.

Staff will secure animals in buildings or provide them with access to shelter. A team of animal care and maintenance employees will ride out the storm at a couple of hardened sites in the Zoo.

To give the community a safe place to visit, the Zoo will remain open while staff prepare for the storm; however, certain experiences may not be available. The Zoo will close no earlier than Fridayafternoon.

If the storm moves as current projections indicate, the Zoo and Treetop Trek will be closed fromSaturday to Monday.

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They may reopen on Tuesday, but this is dependent on the outcome of the storm. Confirmations of closures and reopenings will be posted on the Zoo’s website and Facebook page.

Brevard Zoo is home to more than 800 animals representing 180 species from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in the fields of animal wellness, education and conservation.



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