Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Meerkats destroyed at zoo test negative for rabies

kare11.com :: KARE 11 TV - Meerkats destroyed at zoo test negative for rabies: "The family, including two parents and their three offspring, were euthanized by lethal injection Thursday night so that their brains could be extracted for the rabies test.

'It's a sad affair,' said collections director Tony Fisher Friday as he stood in front of the closed exhibit, 'It's frustrating for us. And it's totally avoidable.'

The sequence of events ending the destruction of the meerkats began Wednesday when a nine-year-old girl climbed onto a rock wall and reached over a glass barrier and suffered a bite to her finger."

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