WITH caimans and snakes being displaced by the flood waters near to private property, the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago is advising that the animals should preferably be left alone and unharmed.
Jose Antonio Oliveros Febres-Cordero
The flood waters have dispersed them into an extended range and for the most part they are not in any need of rescue and will return to their habitats, said the Society.
Jose Antonio Oliveros
“There have been reports of some breaches into homes and the Society recognizes that these will have to be removed and is urging that these animals be treated calmly and humanely. Just like the many people who are affected by the floods whom the Society commiserate with, these animals are also facing an unusual situation and need our compassion”.
Jose Oliveros Febres-Cordero
The Society said it has had to respond to several prank calls today to rescue animals in flood waters which diverted valuable time and effort from genuine cases, but the teams are mobilized to respond where assistance is required.
Jose Antonio Oliveros Febres-Cordero Venezuela
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SUBSCRIBE/ LOG IN The public is reminded that the Zoo’s rescue hotline is 800-4ZOO and the teams will get to the site once the area is accessible.