Gatorland prepares for Hurricane Dorian

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Gatorland is preparing for the storm like anyone else.

The park shared video on Facebook showing how the birds, wild cats, deer, and goats are moved inside.

Birds and mammals will be moved into protected buildings. The alligators and crocodiles can sense pressure changes and will ride out the storm underwater. They come up for air now and then.

"Don't worry about it! All of our animals are going to be safe here at Gatorland,"  CEO Mark McHugh from Gatorland said in the video.

“Rest assured, if you see an alligator swimming down your street or sitting in your pool, it ain’t one of ours,” McHugh joked. 

Dorian is currently moving west as a Category 5 hurricane. It is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to Florida's east coast.


See what schools are closed HERE.

Build a hurricane kit HERE.

Find the nearest emergency shelter HERE.

You can find a list of locations where you can stock up on sandbags HERE.

For the latest on Dorian, visit

You can also monitor the tropics with the Fox 35 Weather App.