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!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Exotic Animals Owners, Turn Exotics In

Conn. DEP to hold amnesty day for exotic animals
The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn.—Connecticut officials are urging owners of exotic animals to turn in their pets, no questions asked, at an Exotic Animal Amnesty Day planned for July.

Officials are hoping people will bring animals that may be in violation the state's ban on possessing dangerous species, such as wolves, bears and lions. Department of Environmental Protection officials are also reaching out to people who may legally own an exotic animal but no longer wish to keep it.

The program comes in the wake of the February attack on a Stamford resident, Charla Nash, by a 200-pound chimpanzee. Nash lost her hands, nose, lips and eyelids in the assault. She is now blind and faces years of surgical procedures.

The amnesty day will be held July 25 at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. Domestic pets, such as dogs and cats, will not be accepted."


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