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Re: “Don't cry for North Little Rock just yet

as would I.

this back lash of "well since you all didn't do this, then I'm going to have to that" is a crock. I am on Steele's side on this one, the roll out and communication was lacking to say the least.

Posted by belle09 on 11/10/2011 at 9:03 AM

Re: “City: Ellen should stay in Little Rock

I have a toddler, so I frequent the zoo often & also donate money. I agree & disagree with you.
There are many areas for improvement. If you compare us to "competing" zoos (memphis/tulsa) it needs work & funding and there are multiple areas that have no exhibits in them anymore.

Is is getting better? yes. From 10 years ago? maybe. From 20? no.
Where is the kangaroo? or the procupine? ostrich? What about an aquarium? (These are animals that could easily survive in our climate) The petting zoo animals have been sick for almost a year and so you can't pet them. :(

Our zoo walks a fine line with its AZA accredidation and works real hard to keep it. But it can not significantly improve or have a voice until we all take ownership & pride in it and vow to make it better.

Posted by belle09 on 05/12/2011 at 11:46 AM

Re: “City: Ellen should stay in Little Rock

Since this has brought about such a lovely debate, I am sure it is obvious to any that have visited the zoo.... it needs some help. It is not the zoo it was 15-20 years ago.

So take this anger and put it to good use; rather than sitting behind your computer screen making snide comments to each other. Or protest in front of the zoo, i don't care. just do SOMEthing if you feel so strongly about it.

Get involved with LR Zoo.

They have a foundation, volunteer, see first hand exactly how they handle the animals... then make your judgements... or try to better your society and bring about positive change for the people, especiallly the kids of Arkansas.

The Little Rock Zoo for the majority of children in Arkansas will be the only place they will ever get to see animals they have only read about.

Posted by belle09 on 05/12/2011 at 9:04 AM


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