Posts Tagged 'Edmonton Valley Zoo'

Serious matter

Sixty-five guinea pigs killed at Edmonton Valley Zoo.

“This is a very serious matter,” said Dean Treichel, the zoo’s operations supervisor during a news conference Thursday afternoon. “While the cause of death is still being determined, the fact that so many died, almost simultaneously, is certainly suspicious. “What we do know at this time is that there were some abnormal physical findings with these animals, and this information, combined with a thorough review by independent pathologists, is being conducted,” said Treichel.

“All of us at the Edmonton Valley Zoo have been gravely affected by this incident and are taking it very seriously.”


Edmonton Valley Zoo announces death of Muriel.

“Muriel is very much missed,” said Dean Teichel, Edmonton Valley Zoo Operations Supervisor. “Despite her ailments, Muriel was a very social animal and was loved by both staff and visitors.”

For her own safety, Muriel was removed from her colony 10 years ago when the other meerkats were observed to be mistreating her. Since that time, Muriel has lived in the Zoo’s administration building.



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