STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Staten Island Chuck’s huge day is nearly right here, so we thought we might meet up with the borough’s furry prognosticator simply earlier than he (or truly, she) makes the annual Groundhog Day prediction.
Chuck will allow us to know if we will anticipate an early spring or six extra weeks of winter through the Staten Island Zoo’s Groundhog Day celebration on Thursday.
This can mark the third yr that adoring followers will see Chuck rising from his plexiglass enclosure after a mishap in 2015, when Mayor Invoice de Blasio dropped the groundhog.
Dr. Sarrah Kaye, the zoo’s head curator and veterinarian, says the enclosure is supposed to re-create Chuck’s pure habitat.
“It is our mechanical interpretation of a Groundhog burrow,” stated Kaye. “That is only for the occasion … and [Chuck] can stand up above floor via an elevator and are available out to the remainder of the habitat.”
Chuck maintains an astonishing eighty % accuracy fee, in line with the Staten Island Zoo.
Watch the video above to see New York Metropolis’s premiere groundhog!