Zoo Workers Prepared to Protect Animals From Severe Storms

You probably know it's time to head indoors when you hear of severe weather headed your way.

But, there's another species who may just have to brave it out.

Zoo workers at the Abilene Zoo say for the most part, the outdoor animals there can withstand severe storms.

Out of the more than 600 animals sheltered there, the giraffes may be the most susceptible to storms. 

They're at most risk of getting hit by lightning because of their long necks, so zoo workers must be on the lookout to ensure they bring them inside. 

Workers are always monitoring local weather and they have a specific protocol for tornado watches. 

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