On top of considering whether The City should ban the selling of small pets, the Commission of Animal Control and Welfare on Thursday will also consider suggesting that the zoo make a few improvements.
The agenda states the commission will discuss and possibly approve sending a letter to both the zoo and the Board of Supervisors with six “relatively inexpensive” ways to make it better for their furry, and not so furry, friends.
Here they are:
- Expand and improve the Baird’s tapir exhibit into a neighboring empty exhibit by creating an opening in the wall between the two exhibits to give the tapir more space and access to a second pool.
- Relocate solitary giant eland to a more appropriate facility where he can join a herd social structure.
- Expand the black rhino exhibit into the giant eland exhibit once the eland is relocated.
- Expand the black rhino exhibit into the empty adjacent hippo exhibit to provide more space for the rhinos.
- Create full-flight aviaries for all birds at the zoo.
- Commit to only taking in rescued exotic birds for all future acquisitions.
The meeting is in City Hall, Room 408 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.