The ANIMAL UNDERWORLD allegations
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2000:
AZA Zoo Alleged questionable dealings (Italics mean Alan Green alleged a deal without citing the year [and often, without stating how many animals were involved]; boldface means Green cited the year and number of animals; zoos identified in capital letters were involved in deals Green cites as dubious which appear to have been exposed earlier by others. If a zoo is identified in capital letters but not boldface, we were able to confirm transactions that Green mentioned without citing the date.)
Abilene Zoo: Allegedly sold animals to Jim Fouts post-1990.
AKRON ZOO: Allegedly “heaped primates” on Zoological Animal Exchange. (Admits selling 2 animals in 1992.)
Baltimore Zoo: Allegedly sold Thompson’s gazelle, rhino to Red McCombs.
Bergen County Zoo: Allegedly sold elk via Woods & Waters auction in 1995.
BIRMINGHAM ZOO: Involved in illicit primate deals, 1986-1996.
Bramble Park Zoo (S.D.): Allegedly sold elk to game farmer Roger Karber.
Bronx Zoo: Implied link to Burton Sipp; allegedly supplies animals to Richard Miller; allegedly “dumps monkeys” on Robert Crowe/Ashby Acres Wildlife Park; allegedly sold lemur to Bristol-Myers Squibb.
BROOKFIELD ZOO: Was duped in illicit Birmingham zoo monkey deal.
Buffalo Zoo: Allegedly sells primates to Burton Sipp and Edward Novack.
Burnett Zoo (Syracuse): Sold macaques to Robert Crowe, 1993-1994.
BUSCH GARDENS: Sold hooved stock to Earl Tatum and Buddy Jordan.
Central Florida Zoo: Allegedly sold monkeys to Richard Miller and Thomas Nichols.
Chaffee Zoo (Fresno): Allegedly sells animals to Safari West and Michael Lamkin.
Cincinnati Zoo: Allegedly sells animals to Richard Miller, Thomas Nichols, John Aynes, Robert Crowe, Robert Troumbly/Northland Wildlife, and Curtis Krebs.
CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO: Allegedly sold animals to Edward Novack, Curtis Krebs, Buddy Jordan, and (in 1993) Robert Troubly/Northland Wildlife.
Columbus Zoo: sold animals to Jim Fouts; allegedly sold to Burton Sipp, Edward Novack, and William Vergis.
Dakota Zoo: Allegedly “sent yaks to a man” whose family ran auction.
DENVER ZOO: Sold animals to Jim Fouts, Red McCombs, Larry Johnson.
DETROIT ZOO: Was duped in illicit Birmingham zoo monkey deal.
FORT WORTH ZOO: Allegedly sells Mouflon sheep to Hidden View Farm.
Glen Oak Zoo (Peoria): Allegedly sold exotic birds to Flamingo Hilton.
GREATER BATON ROUGE ZOO: Allegedly sold animals to Thomas Nichols, and Curtis Krebs: was duped in illicit Birmingham zoo monkey deal.
Henry Dourly Zoo (Omaha): Sold monkeys to Robert Troumbly in 1993.
Henry Vilas Zoo (Madison): Allegedly “heaped primates” on Zoological Animal Exchange.
Houston Zoo: Allegedly sells primates to Robert Crowe; allegedly sold tapirs to Buddy Jordan; allegedly sells animals to Curtis Krebs. Jacksonville Zoo: Allegedly sells animals to Buddy Jordan; sent oryx to Zoological Animal Exchange, 1995.
KANSAS CITY ZOO: Sent animals to Larry Johnson, Earl Tatum, allegedly also to Little Ponderosa Livestock Co. and a pet dealer in Emporia, Kansas.
Lake Superior Zoo (Duluth): Sold primates to Robert Troumbly until 1992.
Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago): Allegedly sold animals to Edward Novack, Burton Sipp, and Hidden View Farms.
LION COUNTRY SAFARI: Sold animals to Buddy Jordan (1996); Strictly Reptiles (1998).
LITTLE ROCK ZOO: Sold animals to Robert Troumbly, Curtis Krebs, and Bob Brackett.
Los Angeles Zoo: Allegedly sold Celebes macaques to Buddy Jordan.
Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa): Allegedly sold animals to Curtis Krebs; allegedly sold Bactrian camels to Hostetler Wildlife Farm; allegedly “heaps primates” on Zoological Animal Exchange.
Memphis Zoo: Sold blesbok to Earl Tatum; allegedly sells animals to Buddy Jordan.
MESKER PARK (Evansville): Sold animals in dubious deals 1992, 1996.
Miami Metro Zoo: Allegedly sold animals to Curtis Krebs, Mark Smith (1991), William Vergis, and Antonio Alentado (pre-1993.)
Milwaukee County Zoo: Sold macaques to Robert Crowe, 1993-1994. Allegedly sold animals to Ed Novack.
Minnesota Zoo: Sold animals to Mark Hemker in 1996.
MONTGOMERY ZOO: Sold animals to Buddy Jordan, Robert Troumbly, and Tom Crutchfield.
National Aquarium (Baltimore): Allegedly is “where individuals and dealers go for their poison-dart frogs.”
National Zoo (D.C.): Allegedly sent animals to Brad Reynolds/ Grindstone Valley Zoo; also toWilliam Vergis.
Oklahoma City Zoo: Allegedly sold snakes to Bushmaster Reptiles.
PALM BEACH ZOO: Sold monkey to Scotch Plains Zoo, 1995; allegedly sold animals to Robert Crowe.
Phoenix Zoo: Sold giraffe to Edward Novick, 1996.
Pittsburgh Zoo: Allegedly sold animals to Jim Fouts post-1990; sold macaques to Robert Crowe, 1993-1994.
Porter Zoo (Brownsville): Allegedly sold primates to Buddy Jordan.
RACINE ZOO: Trades animals with Mark Schobel; allegedly sold animals to Robert Crowe.
Robertson Zoo (Garden City, N.J.): Sold elk and bison to Jim Fouts, 1996.
SAN ANTONIO ZOO: Allegedly sold birds to Flamingo Hilton; Buddy Jordan is on board of directors.
SAN DIEGO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Many deals involving Ed Novack, Earl Tatum, Larry Johnson, and Buddy Jordan.
San Francisco Zoo: Allegedly “inundated” Robert Troumbly with primates.
SEDGEWICK ZOO (Wichita): Sold animals to Jim Fouts in 1993. Seneca Park Zoo: Allegedly sold flock of pheasants to Zoological Animal Reproduction Center.
Tulsa Zoo: Allegedly made zebra deal with Red McCombs.
Six Flags Wild Safari: Sold animals to Henry Hampton in 1992, 1996.
White Oak: Allegedly sent banteng, tapir, zebra to Bob Brackett.
Wildlife Safari: Allegedly sells animals to Paul Drake.
Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle): Allegedly sold animals to Robert Troumbly; allegedly sells to Buddy Jordan, Cedar Hollow Breeding Center.
Zoo Atlanta: Allegedly sold animals to Robert Crowe.