A feminine sea lion, often known as Sally, escaped from her enclosure on the Central Park Zoo briefly on Friday, swimming out of the pool the place she is saved when the heavy rains lashing New York Metropolis flooded the zoo grounds.
Staff monitored Sally’s actions as she explored the realm across the enclosure earlier than rejoining the zoo’s different two sea lions within the pool, stated Jim Breheny of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoos and Aquarium, which oversees 4 zoos and the town’s aquarium.
By 3 p.m., the water on the zoo had receded, and all animals have been contained of their enclosures, Mr. Breheny stated. No workers members have been at risk through the storm, and the town’s 4 zoos have been closed in order that staff may give attention to retaining animals protected.
For Karen Dugan and her colleagues on the metropolis’s parks division, the roving sea lion made for a uncommon sight from their third-floor places of work within the company’s headquarters on the Arsenal, a constructing contained in the park that overlooks the zoo.
“Once we acquired to the Arsenal, every part was fairly flooded,” she stated. “We watched it discover across the enclosure after which return in.”