Mesker Park Zoo changes

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2000:


Evansville mayor Russ Lloyd Jr. on April 4 obtained the resignations of 13- year Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden director Ron Young and assistant director Ted Grannan, a week after the zoo again failed to regain accreditation by the American Zoo Association. The AZA suspended the Mesker Park accreditation in 1998 for a variety of reasons, including failure to update and improve exhibits and allegedly engaging in improper wildlife transactions. Lloyd named as interim director retired local attorney Daniel J. McGinn, 50, a volunteer for Friends of the Mesker Park Zoo since February 1999.

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