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Belize Zoo’s new Commissary and Vet Clinic inaugurated

Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2018. 11:31 am CST.

Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2018. 10:00 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Belize Zoo recently inaugurated its new Commissary and Vet Clinic on Friday, June 29.

After several years of intensive fundraising and dedicated assistance from a dynamic network of supporters, the Commissary and Veterinary Clinic facility is fully operational.

The incredible milestone at the Belize Zoo was marked with a special ceremony in the company of colleagues and friends.

Colleagues from Cornell University’s Vet College joined in on the celebration for the memorable occasion.

Since 2012, the Cornell team has made bi-annual journeys to Belize to collaborate with the staff at the zoo in providing superb clinical care to their “wild residents.”

The partnership of the Cornell team and the Belize Zoo is the dream made reality of Dr. George Kollias Jr.

The animal management team of the Belize Zoo toured guests around the facility.

The zoo also presented two congratulatory letters from Minister of State in Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Environment, and Sustainable Development, Omar Figueroa and Dr. Lee Durrell, Honorary Director of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Both esteemed conservationists have been part of the evolution of the zoo over several decades and expressed their delight and support for this latest historic achievement.

The zoo is now poised to provide exemplary nutrition and veterinary services for the wildlife.

The staff of the zoo thanked all their supporters that have been part of this awesome accomplishment, particularly all their donors.


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