WATCH: 6 mn people -- and flamingoes -- evacuated from Hurricane Irma's path

WATCH: 6 mn people and flock of flamingoes evacuated from Hurricane Irma's path Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 11, 2017, 07.39 AM (IST)

As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, six million people were ordered to get out of its way. 

It was one of the biggest evacuations in US history. 

Another group that was evacauted was a flock of flamingoes from the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay adventure park. 

The flamingoes were moved to shelters. 

Reuters reported Busch Gardens as tweeting that they were moving their animals to shelters in advance of Irma hitting Tampa, and that "Their safety is of most importance."

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