Flamingos are led to safety at a Florida Zoo during Hurricane Irma

This is the moment a group of flamingos was led to safety at a Florida Zoo during Hurricane Irma.

The flock of birds braved the bad weather at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa and were captured on video.

The footage shows the animals being relocated from an outdoor enclosure at the attraction and moved to an indoor shelter.

The flamingos were led inside by a member of the zoo’s staff.


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A spokesman for Busch Gardens said: ‘The park will remain closed on Sunday and Monday.

‘Precautions are in place following the park’s comprehensive weather preparedness plan to ensure the safety of our animals and ambassadors during this time.’

The flamingos are led out of the path of the storm (Picture: Twitter)

Staff at the zoo are providing around-the-clock care for the facility’s 12,000 animals during Hurricane Irma.

More than 3.4 million homes in Florida are without power and large parts of the city of Miami are underwater.

Irma has been downgraded from a category three to category one storm and has winds of 85mph.

Three deaths have been reported in relation to the storm.

At least 28 people died after Irma made its way across ten Caribbean countries and territories.