Friday, June 21, 2013
From The News: "Big Cats Almost Made it to the Big House"
Natural disasters are hard enough for "normal" people, let alone people who also have to consider the well-being and safety of wild (in some cases potentially lethal) animals. Best wishes to the folks up in Calgary Zoo as they cope with the floods.
Emergency preparedness isn't just about what you do during a crisis: a big part of it is what you do BEFORE the crisis. Every zoo or aquarium should have an emergency plan for any disaster - human or natural - that could strike their facility, be it a hurricane, an earthquake, or, especially in some parts of the world, warfare, civil unrest, or terrorism. If your institution doesn't have a plan... might be time to get on that.