Jun 27, 2005
TOLEDO (AP) — The Children’s Zoo in Toledo was closed for the weekend after three animals tested positive for an infectious bacteria that causes gastrointestinal illness. No patrons have reported being ill, but officials said Friday that the petting portion of the children’s zoo could remain closed for the rest of the summer.
“This is not a major public health hazard, we’re just being extremely, extremely cautious,” said Andrew Odum, chairman of the zoo’s biological programs committee. The zoo is part of the much larger Toledo Zoo.


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Saturday, June 25, 2005
Petting area may stay shut awhile
By TAD VEZNER
BLADE STAFF WRITER
The Children’s Zoo at the Toledo Zoo was shut down yesterday following the discovery of an infectious bacteria in several of its animals.
And zoo officials said last night that the petting portion of the children’s facility could remain closed for the rest of the summer.
Last week, two baby calves sharing the same stall tested positive during routine testing for a bacteria known as Campylobacter, a common cause of gastrointestinal illness. A sow that had just given birth in an adjacent stall also tested positive.


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