TOPEKA ZOO -- Last Tuesday, March 15th, the USDA wrapped up its unannounced two day inspection of the Topeka Zoological Park. The inspection resulted in a report of three non-compliant items. The most serious item is currently being addressed through an ordinance funded partial replacement of the zoo’s aged perimeter fence.
The other two items included the improper storage of wood shavings in a quarantine barn housing a llama and standing water in a portion of the Mountain Lion enclosure that was exacerbated by Monday’s snow melt.
“While we aren’t where we want to be just yet, our inspection reports are beginning to show the progress we are making,” said zoo director Brendan Wiley. “We still have a lot of work ahead of us.”