Foreign Affairs

Irma hurricane threatens exotic animals in Miami

Irma hurricane is not only a threat to people, but also to various exotic animals at the Miami zoo. Ron Magill, Zoo Director, said that if electricity is cut off many of the animals may die.

He said: “these animals go through a tremendous amount of stress when you move them away from a familiar area that stress could be very very dangerous to them”.

Animals, such as lions and elephants, have not yet been evacuated.

The video shows a number of flamingos seeking shelter from Irma hurricane at the Tampa Bay adventure park.  These birds’ safety is important as their species is facing extinction.