April 15, 2024

Newland: Safety at Zoo is Their Highest Priority

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The decision Cincinnati zoo officials made earlier this week to kill a gorilla when he encountered a young boy who had slipped through the exhibit barriers has everyone wondering about safety at our nation’s zoos. Director of the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City Kristi Newland is comfortable each exhibit here balances access with the top priority safety.


Every aspect of public safety is checked and checked again.

All visitors to the zoo need to remember common sense when visiting exhibits and realize these animals can be dangerous.

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