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How should Micke Grove Zoo be operated?

Opinions vary on how to regain zoo’s accreditation

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Posted: Thursday, July 1, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:00 pm, Thu Jul 1, 2010.

Micke Grove Zoo’s future may be at a crossroads. The 5-acre zoo hasn’t been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums since 2006, and a San Joaquin County supervisor has candidly stated that the zoo is bereft with problems.

“I don’t want to be negative, but this zoo is all screwed up,” Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller said during last week’s budget hearings by the Board of Supervisors.

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1 comment:

  • Ann Smith posted at 5:54 pm on Thu, Jul 1, 2010.

    Ann Smith Posts: 23

    I disagree with Mr. Ruhstaller.Once again you are all looking at money, not what is good for families. You want to fund your pet projects but not family projects. Lots of people want to see lemurs. Did you not watch Madagascar? Made all the kids want to see what a real lemur looked like. The zoo is in a vicious circle that your actions are not helping. They need funding to make the exhibits more lifelike. Once they do that they can get their accreditation (sp) back. Micke Grove can never be a big zoo, but the small zoo with the smaller animals if fine for most families that live in this area.
    Seems there was no issue funding the golf course...lol

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