Does this mean Darde and her husband are no longer allowed at the zoo?
I clicked on that link and I urge you all to do the same, UNBELIEVABLE!! Chattguy1 you need to read it to obviously because it explains why everyone is so mad! The zoo never payed back the city the money they stole from us taxpayers! Thats why! Hey how about since you got $25,000 to spend on something as stupid as trying to figure out that your management team is the worst in zoo history and send that money back to the people you stole it from!!!
HMMMM zoofriend looks like the next 2 articles that came out right after this kinda proved that the accusations where true? So I guess Pam did follow the ethics policy huh? I guess she saw through the lies that your PR department aka (Derryberry and Dardy) had to throw at people! Oh, and btw attacking the reporter just makes you guys look even more desperate to shut this whole thing up, readers are noticing the lies and the personal attacks, you should probably quit while your so far behind and looking even more like a lying careless facility.
I agree obviousman I believe this should have been done earlier! I think the entire management team needs to be completely overhauled and new experienced people brought in to run the place. Dardy has done an amazing job in the past at bringing the zoo back from closing down but its time for a new director, one who looks toward the future and the animals wellbeing and not just how to make money off of them. When you stop caring and it becomes just a job then you need to move on!
Once again someone in a suit is explaining how much they love the animals when we know for a fact he and the other FOZ members have no clue what truly goes on at that horrible facility, and they probably don't even care, they just do not want their name tarnished.
6 day work week in order to get ready for AZA inspection! Sounds like someone has a lot to hide and clean up! I hope that AZA actually gets to the bottom of all of this, however I have noticed that the zoo has had time to clean up their act in preparation of the inspections, that seems unfair to me, inspections like that need to be random and without warning to determine if the facility is up to standards and code. I find it funny that even after all of this they still have more to hide and clean up (6 day work week) that is a joke! Why would you do that, that just makes you facility look even worse. I truly feel sorry for those poor caged animals who have no say in all of this. I'm sure if they did they would tell you they want their old keepers back who actually had the knowledge and compassion to feed them and take care of them properly. So sad....
I noticed that Robin had her fingerprints all in this for sure! I also like how people have asked the chattanooga zoo to simply correct mistakes found by USDA, well I got some shocking news for everyone you cant fix stupid! You can only restaff and hope things turn out better. Also you can try to correct things as much as you want but those animals are dead and you cant really correct death either. Someone please tell me how Dardy is still running the place? Really? And I agree with obviousman there will prob and most likely be some staff changes at that facility, but unfortunately it wont mean firing the ones who actually contributed to the deaths, those people are either in management or act like management with a made up title, I heard that the facility likes to grant suck ups to the boss titles that mean nothing to them except that they can do no wrong in the directors eyes. Unfortunately the people who actually care about these animals will prob eventually be fired. Thats just sad, as I said you cant fix stupid but you can get stupid out of the zoo, get a clue FOZ get rid of Dardy Long and her deputy director that thinks chimps are geriatric in captivity at age 30, he obviously knows absolutely nothing about animals, oh and whoever that person is that is the curator of animals, how does he play a part in all of this? He needs to be gone to for allowing this to happen as well, isn't it his responsibility to make sure everything is running smoothly with the keepers and animals? That facility needs a complete over haul and credentials need to be checked for each of the above mentioned people I guarantee none of them have a degree in any type of animals science or biology or herpetology and they are the ones over the welfare of these animals! Sounds like the new employees have more credentials then the management at that facility!
OK, If you read the USDA reports and the Audit reports I just dont understand how Dardy Long is still running the Chattanooga Zoo? "Disciplinary action needs to be taken" is all in the audit report referring to Dardy having disciplinary action take against her because of mismanagement of taxpayer money and funds! Did this happen to her at all? I never heard anything else about it if it did, was her punishment giving her complete control over the zoo? Wow, if so, um I need to be punished to with my own "not for profit" organization! PLEASE!!!!!??????
I agree!!! Why are they not seeing the big picture!!! If this was anyone else besides Darde Long running the zoo they would have been fired already for allowing this to happen! How about you take that money and invest it in books and educational materials on animal care because that is obviously what is lacking there!
Wow you know this story is juicy when the zoo staff are personally attacking the reporter!!!! WOW!!!