September 9th, 2017

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Gator Park Preps 2,000 Alligators For Irma, Promises None Will Escape

It’s not just humans bracing for Hurricane Irma.

More than 2,000 alligators are hunkering down at the Gatorland wildlife reserve in Orlando, Florida, as park officials assure tourists and locals not to worry ― these gators aren’t going anywhere.

“This isn’t our first rodeo,” park director Mike Hileman told HuffPost on Saturday as his employees prepared to close the 110-acre theme park, located roughly 13 miles outside of Walt Disney World.

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See How Miami’s Biggest Zoo Is Preparing For Hurricane Irma

Preparing for a major hurricane is even more complicated when you have more than 3,000 wild animals in your care.

Zoo Miami, also known as the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, has spent the past few days making sure its facilities are ready for the wrath of Hurricane Irma, which is now expected to make landfall in Florida on Sunday.

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