The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium says they expect another 5 to 10 animals to die this weekend because they don’t know what they are doing and don’t care enough to figure it out.

“We are great at naming animals and raising money, but we don’t know shit about breeding them or keeping them alive,” said Zoo President & CEO Tom Stalf. “But that’s okay. People like watching animals sleep and die, and we’re the best zoo in the country for that.”

VIP tickets for this weekend are on sale for $250 and include private seating near the mammal death chamber, a blood stained pair of khakis signed by Jack Hanna, and a sampling of exclusive panda flavored Dippin’ Dots.


Sources close to the Columbus Zoo say that Jack Hanna is considering coming out of retirement to help turn things around. Hanna resigned from his last position with the zoo in 2012 after being embroiled in an animal sex abuse scandal.

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  1. As a nurse, I often wonder about many of the decisions they make. One particular was exploratory surgery on Tatu the mandrill…. found nothing in her gut, and stitched her up and returned her to her “friends”…. whereby she crashed again…surprise! Our staff would have kept her at the unit, with fluids, antibiotics and probably an ekg and cardiac function tests….. kindneys? working? full support until you know the cause and exact a diagnosis…. But no! She crashes again, and they humanely euthanize her. DONE! Especially Pria! Surgery on a tiny animal known for not reacting well to anesthesia….. It dies…surprise!
    I watch nat geo wild almost everyday for hours at a time, now that I am retired… If they really loved these animals, I can not see their rationales for their actions…. would they want that treatment for the pets they own privately? It’s begun to make me ill!
    Don’t ask me for a penny!


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