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(WRAL)   While everyone else evacuates, North Carolina Zoo animals and veterinarians to ride out Hurricane Florence. So if you notice a rhino or tiger in your backyard, that's probably where it came from   ( wral.com) divider line
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2018-09-13 02:27:56 PM  
The prisoners are not being evacuated either, right?  Hmmmm.
 
2018-09-13 02:36:18 PM  
The NC zoo is pretty much in central NC. It's not anywhere near an evacuation zone. They will be riding out 50mph winds, maybe. It's good that the animals are being brought inside, but don't expect any videos of flying elephants. That being said, the NC Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country. It's well worth visiting if you're ever here.
 
2018-09-13 03:07:55 PM  
Don't forget to put the flamingos in the bathroom.
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2018-09-13 03:08:01 PM  

delsydsoftware: The NC zoo is pretty much in central NC. It's not anywhere near an evacuation zone. They will be riding out 50mph winds, maybe. It's good that the animals are being brought inside, but don't expect any videos of flying elephants. That being said, the NC Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country. It's well worth visiting if you're ever here.


How about some talking crows or other casually racist caricatures?
 
2018-09-13 03:11:06 PM  

Walker: Don't forget to put the flamingos in the bathroom.
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I've walked into bathrooms and seen worse.
 
2018-09-13 03:13:27 PM  
Do you want pythons in the Everglades? Cause that is how you get pythons in the Everglades.
 
2018-09-13 03:14:28 PM  
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Richard Parker wants to know when his goddamn lunch is going to be served.
 
2018-09-13 03:15:13 PM  
could be worse, Florida had a bit of a snake problem last year.

Don't forget to take care of the dogs ahead of the storm.

fark the cats, they can and will fend for themselves!
 
2018-09-13 03:18:33 PM  

Walker: Don't forget to put the flamingos in the bathroom.
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I can only imagine myself walking in there while tripping on acid back in the day.
 
2018-09-13 03:19:03 PM  
Jumanji!!!!
 
2018-09-13 03:19:36 PM  
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2018-09-13 03:19:40 PM  
If any cougars end up in my front yard, I'll do the gentlemanly thing and let them in.
 
2018-09-13 03:20:09 PM  
Spokeswoman Diane Villa says some of the larger animals - including bison and elk - will be put in fenced-in yards instead of barns because they do not like being in fully enclosed spaces.

What this says in humonspik is that they will tear the farking thing down, or die trying. I might like trying being an elk next time. NOT ON A GAME RANCH!!

Good luck everyone.
 
2018-09-13 03:22:47 PM  

MythDragon: If any cougars end up in my front yard, I'll do the gentlemanly thing and let them in.


Is your middle name "maul"?
Just remember, DON'T RUN!

/you are farked
 
2018-09-13 03:29:18 PM  

MythDragon: If any cougars end up in my front yard, I'll do the gentlemanly thing and let them in.


They just want a place to doze.
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2018-09-13 03:35:05 PM  

MythDragon: If any cougars end up in my front yard, I'll do the gentlemanly thing and let them in.


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2018-09-13 03:35:20 PM  
Those are some brave zoo workers.

Be safe
 
2018-09-13 03:42:11 PM  
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2018-09-13 03:50:14 PM  
If the hurricane moves a rhino from a North Carolina zoo up here to my back yard in Massachusetts, Ive got other things to worry about than the rhino, in all honesty
 
2018-09-13 03:51:12 PM  
Um, how come no hero tag for these farkers?  We keep animals, is a necessary evil, these people are literally putting their own lives on the line to take care of these animals.
 
2018-09-13 03:54:58 PM  
 
2018-09-13 03:59:17 PM  

SirBarsalot: Do you want pythons in the Everglades? Cause that is how you get pythons in the Everglades.


No, this is how they feed the pythons that live in the Everglades
 
2018-09-13 03:59:42 PM  

almejita: Um, how come no hero tag for these farkers?  We keep animals, is a necessary evil, these people are literally putting their own lives on the line to take care of these animals.


75 miles west of Raleigh ain't exactly a dangerous location.  The current forecast has them getting sustained winds of about 35mph with gusts as high as 47.  That's not much wind and they're sure as shiat not getting storm surge.  They might have some flooding from the rain but it shouldn't be too bad.
 
2018-09-13 04:01:47 PM  
i live about two miles from a big cat rescue preserve about 60 miles east of the NC zoo.

if i see any tigers or panthers in my yard, i know they came from there, not the zoo.
 
2018-09-13 04:02:09 PM  
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2018-09-13 04:05:37 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: almejita: Um, how come no hero tag for these farkers?  We keep animals, is a necessary evil, these people are literally putting their own lives on the line to take care of these animals.

75 miles west of Raleigh ain't exactly a dangerous location.  The current forecast has them getting sustained winds of about 35mph with gusts as high as 47.  That's not much wind and they're sure as shiat not getting storm surge.  They might have some flooding from the rain but it shouldn't be too bad.


Dude, we put other living being in cages they can't escape from.  These people are attempting to guarantee the animals safety. It shouldn't be too bad is in no way guaranteeing it won't be too bad.
If it isn't dangerous, why are other people leaving?
 
2018-09-13 04:33:38 PM  
Fark's favorite hurricane passtime, as seen in this week's threads:

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2018-09-13 04:34:28 PM  

Walker: Don't forget to put the flamingos in the bathroom.
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It's North Carolina, so male flamingos in the men's room, females in the ladies'.
 
2018-09-13 04:36:41 PM  
Please release all the cougars! Christ I love me some cougar.
 
2018-09-13 04:37:13 PM  

Walker: Don't forget to put the flamingos in the bathroom.
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The one on the bottom left looks like the plumber out the batch , A handyman if you will.
 
2018-09-13 04:41:24 PM  

AckAckAck: Please release all the cougars! Christ I love me some cougar.


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2018-09-13 04:43:24 PM  

almejita: Dude, we put other living being in cages they can't escape from.  These people are attempting to guarantee the animals safety. It shouldn't be too bad is in no way guaranteeing it won't be too bad.
If it isn't dangerous, why are other people leaving?


Nobody is evacuating from Asheboro. This is a looong way from the coast. It's a 3 hour drive from the NC Zoo to Wilmington, where the hurricane is expected to come ashore.
 
2018-09-13 04:43:40 PM  

almejita: NotThatGuyAgain: almejita: Um, how come no hero tag for these farkers?  We keep animals, is a necessary evil, these people are literally putting their own lives on the line to take care of these animals.

75 miles west of Raleigh ain't exactly a dangerous location.  The current forecast has them getting sustained winds of about 35mph with gusts as high as 47.  That's not much wind and they're sure as shiat not getting storm surge.  They might have some flooding from the rain but it shouldn't be too bad.

Dude, we put other living being in cages they can't escape from.  These people are attempting to guarantee the animals safety. It shouldn't be too bad is in no way guaranteeing it won't be too bad.
If it isn't dangerous, why are other people leaving?


People are leaving because they live near the shore.  Nobody is leaving Raleigh because it's 140 miles from the shore.  About 25,000 have been asked to seek higher ground because they live in a flood plain.

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/loc​a​l/counties/wake-county/article21825527​5.html
The homes are not being evacuated, but city officials are strongly encouraging people who have experienced flooding or have had their home cut off by flooded roads before to stay with friends and families.

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/loca​l/counties/wake-county/article21825527​5.html#storylink=cpy
 
2018-09-13 04:47:22 PM  
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2018-09-13 04:47:45 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: almejita: NotThatGuyAgain: almejita: Um, how come no hero tag for these farkers?  We keep animals, is a necessary evil, these people are literally putting their own lives on the line to take care of these animals.

75 miles west of Raleigh ain't exactly a dangerous location.  The current forecast has them getting sustained winds of about 35mph with gusts as high as 47.  That's not much wind and they're sure as shiat not getting storm surge.  They might have some flooding from the rain but it shouldn't be too bad.

Dude, we put other living being in cages they can't escape from.  These people are attempting to guarantee the animals safety. It shouldn't be too bad is in no way guaranteeing it won't be too bad.
If it isn't dangerous, why are other people leaving?

People are leaving because they live near the shore.  Nobody is leaving Raleigh Asheboro because it's 140 186 miles from the shore.  About 25,000 have been asked to seek higher ground because they live in a flood plain.

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/loca​l/counties/wake-county/article21825527​5.html
The homes are not being evacuated, but city officials are strongly encouraging people who have experienced flooding or have had their home cut off by flooded roads before to stay with friends and families.

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/loca​l/counties/wake-county/article21825527​5.html#storylink=cpy


/FTFM
 
2018-09-13 04:53:29 PM  
This pretty much qualifies as a non-story.
 
2018-09-13 05:13:06 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: NotThatGuyAgain: almejita: NotThatGuyAgain: almejita: Um, how come no hero tag for these farkers?  We keep animals, is a necessary evil, these people are literally putting their own lives on the line to take care of these animals.

75 miles west of Raleigh ain't exactly a dangerous location.  The current forecast has them getting sustained winds of about 35mph with gusts as high as 47.  That's not much wind and they're sure as shiat not getting storm surge.  They might have some flooding from the rain but it shouldn't be too bad.

Dude, we put other living being in cages they can't escape from.  These people are attempting to guarantee the animals safety. It shouldn't be too bad is in no way guaranteeing it won't be too bad.
If it isn't dangerous, why are other people leaving?

People are leaving because they live near the shore.  Nobody is leaving Raleigh Asheboro because it's 140 186 miles from the shore.  About 25,000 have been asked to seek higher ground because they live in a flood plain.

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/loca​l/counties/wake-county/article21825527​5.html
The homes are not being evacuated, but city officials are strongly encouraging people who have experienced flooding or have had their home cut off by flooded roads before to stay with friends and families.

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/loca​l/counties/wake-county/article21825527​5.html#storylink=cpy

/FTFM


Then goddammit, this shouldn't be reported as a news article.  Still, respect for people who take care of...um...those in their care.
 
2018-09-13 05:22:24 PM  

almejita: NotThatGuyAgain: NotThatGuyAgain: almejita: NotThatGuyAgain: almejita: Um, how come no hero tag for these farkers?  We keep animals, is a necessary evil, these people are literally putting their own lives on the line to take care of these animals.

75 miles west of Raleigh ain't exactly a dangerous location.  The current forecast has them getting sustained winds of about 35mph with gusts as high as 47.  That's not much wind and they're sure as shiat not getting storm surge.  They might have some flooding from the rain but it shouldn't be too bad.

Dude, we put other living being in cages they can't escape from.  These people are attempting to guarantee the animals safety. It shouldn't be too bad is in no way guaranteeing it won't be too bad.
If it isn't dangerous, why are other people leaving?

People are leaving because they live near the shore.  Nobody is leaving Raleigh Asheboro because it's 140 186 miles from the shore.  About 25,000 have been asked to seek higher ground because they live in a flood plain.

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/loca​l/counties/wake-county/article21825527​5.html
The homes are not being evacuated, but city officials are strongly encouraging people who have experienced flooding or have had their home cut off by flooded roads before to stay with friends and families.

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/loca​l/counties/wake-county/article21825527​5.html#storylink=cpy

/FTFM

Then goddammit, this shouldn't be reported as a news article.  Still, respect for people who take care of...um...those in their care.


Yep.  Both the tagline and TFA itself are blatantly misleading.

Some people seem to think Flo is going to destroy all of North Carolina.  It's gonna fark shiat up for sure.  If the zoo isn't prone to flooding they'll be fine, even Asheboro is getting a ton of rain.  Somewhere around 10 inches, according to something I saw on the NHC site.
 
2018-09-13 05:28:17 PM  

Walker: Don't forget to put the flamingos in the bathroom.
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Taking a dump in one of those stalls will either be extremely awkward or hilarious as heck.
 
2018-09-13 05:44:49 PM  
In the Florida Keys for Irma last year, our 500-plus jail inmates were evacuated to the Palm Beach County jail and our jail's animal farm animals were moved into the stockade -- cells, common areas, etc. The person who runs the farm stayed with the animals. I think the only animal they couldn't get inside is the bull.

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2018-09-13 05:47:55 PM  
The animal has 100-plus animals and opens to the public regularly. The inmates who behave well are the ones chosen to care for the animals. It's the most sought-after gig there for inmates.
 
2018-09-13 07:18:36 PM  
I read that as "Zoo animals and vegetarians to ride out Hurricane Florence".
 
2018-09-13 07:26:01 PM  
It's a great zoo. Spread out, with large enclosures so the herd animals can act like herd animals, islands instead of cages, paths through the forests that make it easier to avoid the crowds. I'm not a fan of zoos, but this one is as good as it gets. Probably protected from the wind, hope it doesn't flood too much.
 
2018-09-13 08:09:22 PM  
They should have marched them all to that bogus ark museum...
 
2018-09-13 08:12:02 PM  

LoneVVolf: They should have marched them all to that bogus ark museum...


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2018-09-13 08:56:23 PM  
Sure, he's not the reason, Subby?
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2018-09-14 07:29:20 AM  
The Columbia, SC zoo is sheltering in place too but as far as I can tell they really just took the animals off exhibit and in to the backstage areas.
 
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