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San Antonio Zoo helping others in need after Harvey

Texas Zoo in Victoria flooded by Guadalupe River

Courtesy: San Antonio Zoo
Courtesy: San Antonio Zoo

SAN ANTONIO – Crews from the San Antonio and Fort Worth Zoo’s arrived Thursday at the Texas Zoo in Victoria to help them clean up after a one-two punch from Hurricane Harvey.

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The zoo sustained damage when the storm hit and then again when flooding from the Guadalupe River flowed into parts of the park.

The crews arrived with lumber, generators, pole saws, chain saws, animal crates, food for animals, bottled water, and humanitarian donations.

“Our crews arrived safely in Victoria this morning and are using donated boats from Texas Parks and Wildlife to make the trek into Texas Zoo," said Tim Morrow, CEO and executive director of San Antonio Zoo. “The water is currently waist deep and our teams are working diligently to clear trees from buildings and exhibits.”

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