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A Home To Big Cats And Raccoons Recovers After Hurricane Irma

After last month's hurricane, a Florida animal preserve that is home to more than 100 domestic and exotic animals is working on repairs. The owners are still "bouncing back."

John and Grace Slaby met 19 years ago on an animal preserve much like the one they own and operate now. The 5-acre Kowiachobee Animal Preserve in Naples, Fla., holds more than 100 animals — from a 6-year-old African lion named Shaumbay to a raccoon named Dexter.

Last month, Kowiachobee was hit by the eye of Hurricane Irma, a Category 3 storm. After an

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