#10: The Misadventures of Sally the Sea Lion
New York has a history of occasional floods due to its coastal location and susceptibility to heavy rainfall and storms. During the last severe flooding in the city, a sea lion decided to go on an adventure. Named Sally, the animal briefly escaped her enclosure at the Central Park Zoo.
Officials closely monitored her as she explored outside before safely rejoining her companions in the pool. The incident generated social media buzz, prompting officials to clarify that the situation was under control. The heavy rainfall significantly impacted the city, leading to a state of emergency declaration by the mayor.