Because People Get Their News in Facebook Comment Sections, City of Eureka Issues Press Release Stating Sequoia Park Zoo Is Not Closing and Never Was | Lost Coast Outpost

The City of Eureka has operated the Sequoia Park Zoo since 1907 and it will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Image: Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation




Press release from the City of Eureka:

Eureka, CA – The City of Eureka acknowledges the Sequoia Park Zoo
Foundation’s recent decision to dissolve their operations as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit fundraising
organization and is very grateful to the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation for their many years of
philanthropic support.

The City of Eureka and Sequoia Park Zoo wishes to reassure the community that the
Foundation’s decision will not impact animal care, guest access, operations, or staffing.

“We will continue to meet and exceed the highest standards of animal wellbeing while
providing guests with experiences that create and deepen connections to wildlife and wild
places,” says Jim Campbell-Spickler, Sequoia Park Zoo Director. “We have seen record-breaking
growth over the past few years, and I am excited for what the future holds for our little zoo in
the redwoods.”

The City of Eureka has owned, operated, staffed and made all capital improvements to the
Sequoia Park Zoo since it opened in 1907, and the Zoo has been proudly accredited by the
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for over 25 years.

“The City remains committed to preserving and promoting the unique history and mission of
the Sequoia Park Zoo,” says Donna Wood, Director of Community Services for the City of
Eureka. “We look forward to continuing to shepherd the success of the Zoo in collaboration with
our community partners.”

Anyone wishing to stay connected or learn more about the future of the Sequoia Park Zoo may


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