Hurricane Irma: Flock of flamingos seeks shelter at Busch Gardens

  • WFTV.com
12:01 p.m Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 National/World News

Crews at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are taking precautions for the animals before Hurricane Irma hits the west coast of Florida. 

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The crews are in charge of the safety of 12,000 animals and moving them to secure locations, zoo officials said. 

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A zoological team will be at the theme park to monitor the animals around the clock. 

One image coming into our WFTV newsroom is of a flock of flamingos being escorted into a shelter room. 

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Hurricane Irma is expected to hit parts of Tampa on Sunday and Central Florida on Sunday night into Monday morning.

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