Monday, July 11, 2005

Report released on animal deaths at Lincoln Park Zoo

A report was released on an investigation into animal deaths at Lincoln Park Zoo. The American Zoo and Aquarium Association has been investigating the deaths. This is a private organization that gives most zoos in the country accreditation. The report was released by zoo officials.

The Lincoln Park Zoo chairman and director released results of an investigation by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. The zoo asked for the audit after three monkeys, three elephants, two gorillas, and a camel died since October.

The report found that none of the recent animal deaths at the zoo were because of any gross negligence, but, according to the report there were mistakes made and changes should be made.

As for the three monkeys that died within 36 hours of each other in May, the report concluded that they ingested toxic leaves from a plant just outside their habitat. All such plants have since been removed from the Lincoln Park Zoo.


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