County jail takes in array of wild animals during Hurricane Irma

PHOTO: Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.PlayMonroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm
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Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm transported a variety of animals in need of shelter to holding cells inside the county jail ahead of Hurricane Irma on Saturday.

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PHOTO: Mo the sloth eats an ear of corn as it is evacuated from the Monroe County Sheriffs animal farm Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla. The 250 animals from the farm were relocated to the city jail. Jeanne Selander/Monroe County Sheriffs Office via AP
Mo the sloth eats an ear of corn as it is evacuated from the Monroe County Sheriff's animal farm Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla. The 250 animals from the farm were relocated to the city jail.

Mo the sloth was one of the many animals that hunkered down at the Stock Island Detention Center for the duration of the storm, according to officials.

PHOTO: Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.Monroe County Sheriffs Office Animal Farm
Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.

Mini-horses were staged in a loading dock at the farm before they were taken up to the jail's holding cells via an elevator.

Crates and carriers filled with snakes and alligators were moved inside the jail.

PHOTO: Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.Monroe County Sheriffs Office Animal Farm
Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.

PHOTO: Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.Monroe County Sheriffs Office Animal Farm
Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.

Farmer Jeanne Selander implemented the hurricane plans and prepared all the feed, hay and large plastic trash cans filled with fresh water and bedding for the animals, according to the farm's Facebook page.

PHOTO: Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.Monroe County Sheriffs Office Animal Farm
Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.

PHOTO: Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.Monroe County Sheriffs Office Animal Farm
Animals were moved into the Monroe County Jail after inmates were evacuated during Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla.

It is unclear when the animals will be transported back to the farm. The jail's 426 inmates were moved to a facility in Palm Beach County prior to Irma's landfall, according to the Miami Herald.

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