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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Zoo Fears Losing Accreditation Due To Funding Shortfall

The Cherry Brook Zoo making it's funding pitch to the city as the 2012 budget begins to take shape.

Zoo Director Lynda Collrin says the zoo is expecting a deficit of over 100-thousand dollars for 2012 to 2014.

Collrin tells CHSJ News the zoo could lose accreditation which would lead to closure.

She says the zoo has been asked to move elsewhere but the zoo wants to remain in Saint John.

The Regional Facilities Commission recently rejected the zoo's bid to become a member which would have solved it's funding issues.