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Indianapolis Zoo staffers to help zoo in Louisiana cleanup after hurricane

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 23:34:38-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Staff members from the Indianapolis Zoo are headed for Louisiana to help a zoo there impacted by Hurricane Laura.

According to a news release from the zoo, members of the Indianapolis Zoo's horticulture team left Friday to make their way to the Alexandria Zoo to assist after the hurricane caused damage to animal habitats and buildings. The team from Indy will join teams from other zoos around the country to offer help with cleanup and repair.

The zoo said three horticulturists from Indy will arrive late Friday and work the next three days in Louisiana and then head back to Indianapolis.

The Alexandria Zoo is closed because of damaged trees and debris throughout the zoo and animal exhibits. All of the staff and animals at the zoo are safe and were not injured.