Thursday, September 01, 2005

Finally A Little Bit of Good News

From the American Zoo Assn Webpage:

Hurricane Update

This is what we know about the status of AZA member institutions in the affected area as of 5:00 pm, August 31.
Audubon Nature Institute: The staff of the Audubon Nature Institute is safe. The physical plants at both the Zoo and the Aquarium suffered little damage. The staff will continue to assess the impact on the animal collections at all the Audubon facilities.
The Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species lost one whooping crane but the remaining animals at the facility are fine. There is some tree damage to fences but no building roofs have been lost. The area has not been flooded but there are some leaks at the Research Center. Four animal keepers were flown in by helicopter. At present, they do no need food or water.
The staff at the Audubon Nature Institute appreciates the outpouring of prayers and offers to help their Zoo and Aquarium colleagues. AZA will be coordinating the needs of the zoo and aquarium with the offers of assistance that have been pouring in from our members.

1 comment:

Julie said...

That is AMAZING!!! God loves all creatures big and small! I am so glad to hear that- I was about to tell you that there are 6 dolphins that have been moved from Mississippi to Ft. Walton- they were moved from somewhere in MS to hotel swimming pools and now to a Dolphin pool in FL. But I couldn't find anything about the Zoo and have been worried with you.