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Zoo misses accreditation bid

But, officials encouraged by positive comments

Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory  had good news for the Great Bend City Council Monday night and he had bad news.
First, the bad news. The zoo failed in its bid to be nationally accredited through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums when the organization held its annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 8-13.
Next, the good news. “The directors were very impressed,” Gregory said of the AZA’s response to the Great Bend facility’s application. “This put us on the map.”
 It’s rare for a zoo to make the cut on its first try, he said ...

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