SANTA ROSA (AP) — A popular wildlife preserve in the San Francisco Bay Area has been stripped of accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums over concerns about the facility’s care for animals.
The association announced this week that it would deny its “gold standard” accreditation to Santa Rosa’s Safari West. The association’s commission noted “serious concerns with veterinary practices and care, and acquisition and disposition of animals.”READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Car Chase In Downtown Sacramento
Safari West is appealing the decision.READ MORE: Wet Weather May Have Played Role In Davis Crash That Killed 1-Year-Old
Executive director Keo Hornbostel says its operations remain largely unchanged in the decades since it first received accreditation. Hornbostel maintains there has been no compromising of vet care.MORE NEWS: Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 13: Elijah Mitchell Looks To Take Advantage Of Seahawks' Defense
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