Flamingos, chickens hunker down in bathrooms as Hurricane Ian swept through Florida

Flamingos rode out the hurricane in the women’s washroom in a botanical garden in St. Petersburg, while homeowners stuck their chickens into shower stalls as zoos and animal rescue organizations went into rescue mode to help animals weather the hurricane.

From the Clearwater Aquarium to Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, rescues were underway.

The Clearwater Aquarium (@CMAquarium) also announced this week that its inhabitants were doing well, tweeting,

“CMA weathered Hurricane Ian with minor damages. Our staff and our animals are all doing well! CMA’s efforts will now shift to helping animals in the wild affected by the hurricane. Our rescue team will support our stranding network and community of partners.”


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