CLEVELAND, Ga. (AP) — A wildlife park in the north Georgia mountains is seeking donations to repair damage from recent flooding.
Officials at the North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm say many of the animals were evacuated to dry ground when heavy rains led to flooding in the past two weeks. The zoo near Cleveland is also known as Wildlife Wonders-Zoo to You. It is home to alligators, zebras, camels and kangaroos.
The flooding left bridges that were washed away and fences that need repair, CBS Atlanta reported. Zoo officials say a few walkways were also washed away and will have to be rebuilt.
The flooding was the worst in the history of the park, zoo officials said in a statement on its website.
"North Georgia Zoo has experienced massive flooding but the good news is all animals are safe and the ones that were in the worst areas were evacuated to dry ground," the zoo said.
The zoo is accepting donations through credit cards and PayPal.
Volunteer help is also needed, officials said.
"Construction help is very much appreciated to repair bridges, pathways and more," the zoo said in the statement.
"Truckloads of gravel need to be purchased to refill the paths and roads that have washed away and help with the ground in the petting zoo and farm area," it said. "If anyone has access to gravel or wants to donate gravel that would be really appreciated."