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Work continues to build sheriff’s substation at Oklahoma City Zoo

CARRIE COPPERNOLL Modified: July 16, 2009 at 4:34 am •  Published: July 16, 2009
Office remodeling is under way for a new Oklahoma County sheriff’s substation at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

The Oklahoma City Zoo Trust met Wednesday and authorized an agreement with the sheriff’s department Wednesday that will provide office space and utilities for the substation. The sheriff’s department will provide two full-time officers, who will help zoo staff and conduct normal law enforcement business from their office at the zoo.

In other business
→The trust approved up to $67,500 to purchase new rental strollers and wagons.

→Nearly 830,000 visitors came to the zoo during fiscal year 2008-09, said Mark Campbell, business services director. The attendance number was the second-highest ever for the zoo. Fiscal year 2007-08 was the highest.

→Zoo veterinarian Dr. Jennifer D’Agostino announced the death of Gertrude, an 18-year-old babirusa. The Indonesia pig was one of the oldest in the country and the only one at the Oklahoma City Zoo. She died of old age.

→The trust elected officers: Dr. Mark Sullivan as chairman, Donna McCampbell as vice chairman, Kent Williams as secretary and Morton Payne as assistant secretary.