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Mesker Park Zoo could lose nearly half of its animals next year

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Mesker Park Zoo could lose nearly half of its animals by this time next year if it doesn't make some big changes.

The zoo needs to make several repairs and upgrades to keep its accreditation, which will be a topic of discussion at Monday's city council meeting.

Losing accreditation would mean losing zoo favorites like tigers, antelope, and red pandas. These animals are on loan from other accredited zoos.

Mesker has only one year to fix maintenance concerns, which were pointed out by national inspectors.

City council has already given the zoo an extra $100,00 for maintenance. At Monday's council meeting, they will discuss giving them another $1,000,000.

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