Hurricane Irma has created quite the stir. The hurricane has already devastated areas such as the Bahamas, as it makes it's way towards Florida. But what will happen to all the animals caught within it's past?
Cuba has already started to evacuate not only the people but, dolphins as well in helicopters in the face of the devastation by Irma.
The dolphins were evacuated by being wrapped in wet towels and transported via helicopter to Cienfuegos, in South East Cuba. Somewhere safer and not caught in the storm.
Currently they are being held in swimming pools that mimic their natural environment. Previously before the move, these dolphins were being held in a dolphinarium.
When the risk of the hurricane became obvious, people rushed together to make sure the dolphins were safe.
At the moment the dolphins seem to be safe and sound, yet with the hurricane being unpredictable, manager of the dolphinarium, Gonzalo Carrero Escobar stated," If the weather situation does not allow us to keep there there, they will be displaced to the salt water swimming pool of a hotel." So there's always plan b.
At critical times such as these, dolphins can get stressed very easily. In order to mantain the distress they were massaged.
The Category 5 hurricane has swept across the area with speeds of up to 160mph.
Footage of the hurricane shows massive waves crashing over sea walls and destroying homes. Hurricanes are unpredictable and sometimes non- forgiving. Yet, when it comes to helping animals in need, hurricanes will just have to stand down!
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