The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chief Says DEP Failed in Chimpanzee Case, Sandra Herold

HARTFORD -- The failure of Connecticut environmental protection officials to act on a biologist's warning that a 200-pound chimpanzee posed a threat in Stamford highlights both a communications problem and a lack of expertise in exotic animals at the agency, its commissioner said.

"We needed to really do a better job at tracking calls that came in, concerns that are raised and raising issues up to the highest level," Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Gina McCarthy told the Associated Press in an interview.

McCarthy is scheduled to appear in Washington on Thursday for a Senate confirmation hearing for her new job as assistant administrator for air and radiation at the federal Environmental Protection Agency. She said the Feb. 16 mauling of Stamford resident Charla Nash by the chimp could be brought up at the hearing."


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