Pride­lands cleanup af­ter wind howls through

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Wild weather put Auck­land Zoo out of ac­tion this week.

Most of the dam­age caused by high winds on Tues­day night and in the early hours of Wed­nes­day morn­ing was lim­ited to the Pride­lands en­clo­sure, a zoo spokesman says.

‘‘We’ve had some fairly big branches fall down in pub­lic ar­eas,’’ he says.

The zoo was closed on Wed­nes­day and parts of the af­fected en­clo­sure were ex­pected to re­main shut for days while the dam­age was as­sessed.

All of the zoo’s an­i­mals were safely con­tained dur­ing the se­vere weather, the spokesman says.

Most an­i­mals are moved in­side overnight any­way, he says.


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