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Wilmington zoo with heritage of animal welfare difficulties is cited once more

A regime inspection has resulted in citations for Tregembo Animal Park, a Wilmington-space zoo with a historical past of thoughts about the welfare of its animals.

The inspection by the U.S. Division of Agriculture on Oct. 4 observed the facility was in violation of delivering ample veterinary care after an inspector uncovered a white tiger with a 1.5-inch open wound on its ear. The facility informed the inspector they experienced not contacted a veterinarian about the wound but had been on a regular basis spraying the ears for flies.

In another instance cited in the USDA report, the inspector found a white camel experienced its still left eye closed with “moderate tear staining” beneath the eye. When the inspector noticed this, the animal park contacted a veterinarian for assistance and started treatment just before the inspection completed, according to the report.