Posts Tagged ‘zoos’

Endangered species dies as zoo prepares for inspectors

by Associated Press Published: July 19,2011

Tags: animals, tourism, wildlife, zoos

JACKSON — Jackson Zoo officials must deal with the sudden death of an endangered species as they prepare for a visit by national inspectors. Rosemary Jalink, zoo spokeswoman, says Longhorn, the zoo’s elderly female white rhinoceros, was found dead July 16. Jalink tells The Clarion-Ledger a necropsy is being performed to determine the cause of […] [...]

Council approves loan guarantee for zoo on heels of study

by Associated Press Published: June 29,2011

Tags: aquariums, loans, municipal government, tourism, zoos

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has approved a measure to guarantee a loan of $800,000 for the city’s zoo to help pay for roughly $880,000 in debt. The loan, which will be taken out of city funding to the zoo for the next eight years, eases zoo management’s effort to maintain accreditation by the […] [...]

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