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Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo prepares for hurricane season [Video]

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MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) — Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet has plans in place for potential natural disasters.

The Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens exhibits around 230 animals native to the southeast, and they all have their own routine for when bad weather comes.

Vice President and Curator, Andrea DeMuth, said they have specific plans for flooding, wildfires, and hurricanes.

“If a tree falls on a fence and takes it down, they’re out and then that’s an issue,” DeMuth said. “So, we have double fencing which should prevent some of that, there’s perimeter fence around the animal fence.”

The zoo collection at has been around for decades. It currently houses cows, goats, ducks, foxes, an alligator and other animals.

“If we have a hurricane coming to this area,” DeMuth said. “We go around the zoo, and we get all the animals prepped, we make sure we have extra food made …

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