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Adhering To Hurricane Ida, animals from Turtle Back Zoo in New Jersey are “fleeing the properties.”

A sea turtle swims in a container at the Sea Turtle Recuperation medical facility inside the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, N.J., Feb. 27, 2020. (AP).

On the internet scam declares New Jacket zoo animals got away throughout Ida.

Tropical Tornado Ida struck with torrential downpours, flash flooding and also hurricanes on the night of Sept. 1.

For all of the unsafe problems awaiting residents the next early morning, escaped zoo pets were not one of them. A viral text message caution of lions, gorillas and also bears on the loose was a scam.

A photo of a message alert spread across social media, including this, and also said, “Pets from Turtle Back Zoo (West Orange 07052) are leaving the properties. Pets detailed: penguins, lions, bears, otters, gorillas, and also reptiles. Any exotic pets seen please phone call regional animal control solutions instantly so we can return animals back to the zoo securely.”

Some were by the warning, also stating that they had actually also come across an alligator roaming South Orange Method, however others called it.

The zoo belongs to the Essex Area park system. Essex Region Exec Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. claimed the rumor was “unquestionably incorrect.”

” Turtle Back is an accredited facility that takes the care and well-being of our pets very seriously,” DiVincenzo stated in an emailed declaration. “Ahead of Storm Ida, our animal treatment group protected all the animals indoors and also staff stayed on premises to check the scenario.”

Turtle Back Zoo thanked people for their concern on. “There was no loss of power and also all of our animals and also pet locations weathered the storm well and remain secure as well as secure within the center,” the zoo created.

Our judgment

A social media sites case cautioned of pets that left from New Jacket’s Turtle Back Zoo throughout Tropical Tornado Ida.

Both the zoo as well as Essex County executive stated that really did not take place.

We rank this insurance claim Trousers on Fire!

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Interview with Anthony Puglisi, supervisor of the Workplace of Public Info for Essex Area, Sept. 2, 2021

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