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Emergency Preparedness
Janet Ho, WAZA Executive Office
Janet Ho, WAZA Executive Office

In the face of the changing climate, with weather-related incidents increasing in frequency and intensity, zoos and aquariums need to be more prepared than ever to deal with natural disasters.

Many regional and national zoo and aquarium associations require their members to create extensive disaster preparedness plans, so that when disasters strike, they are prepared for any eventuality. When hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria brought widespread destruction in 2017, zoos and aquariums in the region were able to execute their well-honed emergency plans and ensure the safety of the animals in their care, as well as the safety of the staff.

Through careful planning, zoos and aquariums are able to anticipate and quickly react in an emergency, deciding on whether to stay and weather the storm, or evacuate the animals to a different location.

Moving animals from the eye of the storm can be incredibly complicated and often comes with grave risks. Staying means ensuring safe shelter, as well as back-up supplies and power generators for staff remaining with the animals.

During times of crisis, the wider zoological community has proven its resilience and adaptability, as well as sense of community, often coming to the aid of an afflicted facility.

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Emergency Preparedness
Janet Ho, WAZA Executive Office
Janet Ho, WAZA Executive Office

In the face of the changing climate, with weather-related incidents increasing in frequency and intensity, zoos and aquariums need to be more prepared than ever to deal with natural disasters.

Many regional and national zoo and aquarium associations require their members to create extensive disaster preparedness plans, so that when disasters strike, they are prepared for any eventuality. When hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria brought widespread destruction in 2017, zoos and aquariums in the region were able to execute their well-honed emergency plans and ensure the safety of the animals in their care, as well as the safety of the staff.

Through careful planning, zoos and aquariums are able to anticipate and quickly react in an emergency, deciding on whether to stay and weather the storm, or evacuate the animals to a different location.

Moving animals from the eye of the storm can be incredibly complicated and often comes with grave risks. Staying means ensuring safe shelter, as well as back-up supplies and power generators for staff remaining with the animals.

During times of crisis, the wider zoological community has proven its resilience and adaptability, as well as sense of community, often coming to the aid of an afflicted facility.

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