Koalas moved amid fears alligators could breach fence at flooded Australia zoo

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Published on 17 Jan 2020, 11:10
Fears for the safety of koalas after heavy rain saw a “wall of water” hit a reptile park north of Sydney saw the animals being moved and the closure of the site.

There was concern that the levels of flooding - not been seen at the park for 15 years - could mean alligators breaching fences.

Footage from the Australian Reptile Park, on the Central Coast of New South Wales, shows the dramatic deluge that hit the park.

The park said staff were stationed at the Alligator Lagoon to monitor the water levels, which were rising beyond the fence line. One zookeeper in the video is seen using a broom to keep an alligator back.

“We’re very thankful for our amazing, quick thinking staff for helping keep things under control and our animals dry,” the park said on Facebook.

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