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Endangered species dies as zoo prepares for inspectors

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 death. Dave Wetzel, the zoo’s ...

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Council approves loan guarantee for zoo on heels of study

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 prestigious Association of Zoos and ...

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