Animals in Florida Zoo Hunker Down for Hurricane Matthew

Storks have been sheltered in public restrooms, the zoo said.

ByABC News
October 7, 2016, 12:53 PM

— -- A zoo in Florida shared adorable photos showing how its animals are being sheltered as Hurricane Matthew moves up the state's Atlantic Coast.

"Two days of hurricane prep is now over! Every bird and mammal is housed safely indoors, all venomous snakes are double contained (at least), tortoises and wee crocs are in various tubs and the storks are hanging out in the public restrooms! We love our animals and staff. Take care everyone and be careful," the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park wrote in a Facebook post.

The zoo also posted a photo of one of their marabous, a large African stork, kept safe in a bathroom, with the caption "No species discrimination in this bathroom!"

The zoo told ABC News that they have two marabou: "And each one is in their own public restroom" where they will remain throughout the day.

Matthew is expected to hit St. Augustine this afternoon, forecasters predict.

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