October 16, 2021 astatine 11:10 am
SANTA ROSA (AP) — A fashionable wildlife sphere successful the San Francisco Bay Area has been stripped of accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums implicit concerns astir the facility’s attraction for animals.
The relation announced this week that it would contradict its “gold standard” accreditation to Santa Rosa’s Safari West. The association’s committee noted “serious concerns with veterinary practices and care, and acquisition and disposition of animals.”
Safari West is appealing the decision.
Executive manager Keo Hornbostel says its operations stay mostly unchanged successful the decades since it archetypal received accreditation. Hornbostel maintains determination has been nary compromising of vet care.
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