National Zoo Under Fire

December 11, 2013

A CBS News investigation has found animal care issues at the National Zoo. “Two newly acquired hornbill birds … were kept in an indoor shack for seven months because their exhibit yard wasn’t ready. Only after a volunteer complained were the birds allowed in an outdoor space. But the wallaby that had to share its yard with these new arrivals became frightened, according to sources, bloodied its nose and spent much of its time frightened and hiding.” Zoo spokesperson says animals are well cared for, some recommendations made by a task force are already being implemented. (CBS News)

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