Buffalo Zoo finds it is facing an elephantine problem. Urgent repairs place budget plan in doubt

a close-up look at the Buffalo Zoos elephants, whose house must be upgraded
a close-up look at the Buffalo Zoos elephants, whose house must be upgraded

2006-11-09 - Buffalo, New York, United States , TOM BUCKHAM

Evolving animal care standards have thrown a monkey wrench into the Buffalo Zoos $75 million reconstruction program. The changes mandated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which set a one-year deadline, caught zoo leaders off guard. President Donna M. Fernandes said she knew the 1912 elephant house and aging veterinary facilities were out of compliance with AZA standards, but expected to be given more time to correct the problems.

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