Texas Zoo in Victoria evacuates animals from Harvey flooding

Friday, September 01, 2017 10:03PM
Crews from zoos all over Texas helped evacuate animals at the Texas Zoo. (Nicolas Galindo/The Victoria Advocate)
Crews from zoos all over Texas helped evacuate animals at the Texas Zoo. (Nicolas Galindo/The Victoria Advocate)
Crews from zoos all over Texas helped evacuate animals at the Texas Zoo. (Nicolas Galindo/The Victoria Advocate)
Crews from zoos all over Texas helped evacuate animals at the Texas Zoo. (Nicolas Galindo/The Victoria Advocate)
Crews from zoos all over Texas helped evacuate animals at the Texas Zoo. (Nicolas Galindo/The Victoria Advocate)
Volunteers from other zoos around Texas descended upon the city of Victoria to rescue animals stranded at the Texas Zoo.

Crews from the San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld San Antonio and the Fort Worth Zoo assisted teams from the Texas Zoo evacuate their smaller animals, including birds, ocelots and a goat named Oreo, according to the Victoria Advocate.

The larger animals, including their lions, bears and tiger, are safe and will remain at the zoo until the water recedes.

A group of Texas Zoo employees had stayed with the animals through Hurricane Harvey, even sleeping on the roof at one point to avoid the floodwaters.

Seaworld and the San Antonio Zoo have also been helping teams at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston care for their animals.
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