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San Antonio Zoo sending team to help with Hurricane Ian recovery

The zoo is mobilizing a help unit to the primary affect zone of Hurricane Ian in Punta Gorda, as a part of the Zoological Disaster Response, Rescue, and Recovery.

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Zoo is mobilizing a help unit Sunday morning to the primary affect zone of Hurricane Ian in Punta Gorda, Florida, as a part of the Zoological Disaster Response, Rescue, and Recovery (ZDR3). 

The zoo is sending management, an electrician, a welder, and extra multi-trade people to help in clearing particles, restoring energy, and fixing amenities and habitats.

ZDR3 was first established after the zoo led a statewide effort to help Houston’s Downtown Aquarium and Texas Zoo in Victoria throughout Hurricane Harvey. 

Now, ZDR3 makes use of community amenities, together with San Antonio Zoo, for deployment as soon as wants within the area are recognized and acceptable entry permissions are granted. 

San Antonio Zoo has certainly one of ZDR3’s largest and most skilled deployment items, most just lately mobilizing to Louisiana after Hurricane Laura. 

This help mission is being made potential with gasoline playing cards donated by Valero Energy, a automobile supplied by Ancira Auto Group, and a generator donated to the zoo by HOLT CAT San Antonio.

Our ideas and prayers exit to all of the animals and folks impacted by the storm.

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