Letter to our Patrons
September 04, 2013
You may have seen recent media coverage regarding our relationship with
the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Please know
that we were more than surprised to receive a letter from the college
declaring concerns about the well-being of our animals. This was the
first notification we received from UF of any concerns about our
operations, which was even more surprising since we have enjoyed a
partnership with the college for more than 20 years.
As supporters of the Central Florida Zoo, please be assured that the
health and well-being of our animals has always been our priority and we
remain fully accredited by both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and
We ask for your patience as we address this issue. We look forward to
discussing this issue further with UF on September 11, and we hope to
provide an update to you soon.