It’s a Top 10 list that hinges on unpredictability.

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Zoos across the country are cautioning that animals are likely to lose their cool during Monday’s solar eclipse — but nobody knows exactly how they’ll do it.

The Top 10 creatures zoo specialists say are at risk include:

  1. Barn owls
  2. Three-ringed armadillos
  3. Sloths
  4. Chimps (and other primates)
  5. Elephants
  6. Giraffes
  7. Whales
  8. Dolphins
  9. Llamas
  10. Lions
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This is one situation where all bets are off. However, the zoos see this as a “learning opportunity” and are gladly opening their gates during the eclipse.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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