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Reston Zoo

Reston Zoo
Location Reston, Virginia, United States
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Land area 30 acres (12 ha)
Website .com.restonzoowww

Reston Zoo is a family zoo located at 1228 Hunter Mill Road, Reston, Virginia, United States. It covers an area of 30 acres and contains a petting barn and allows visitors to go on safari wagon rides around the park. It contains lambs, ostriches, camels, monkeys, zebras, bisons, ducks, goats, horses and buffalos.[1][2] It also has a reptile house and alligators.[3]

In 2012 Reston Zoo was surrounded by scandal as it's then director, Meghan Mogensen, was accused of drug possession and animal cruelty.[4] After appealing a guilty verdict, Mogensen pleaded guilty in January 2013. Part of her plea agreement prohibited her from overseeing animal euthanization.[5]

References

  1. ^ Masterson, Sarah K. (30 September 2008). DC Baby: Revised Second Edition. DC BABY, Revised 2nd Edition. p. 175.  
  2. ^ Welch, Larry (1 February 2003). Mary Virginia, a Father's Story. Trafford Publishing. p. 73.  
  3. ^ "Reston Zoo – A Petting Zoo in Vienna, Virginia".  
  4. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210426/Reston-Virginia-zoo-director-Meghan-Mogensen-jailed-drowning-wallaby-named-Parmesan-bucket-water.html
  5. ^ http://reston.patch.com/articles/zoo-head-enters-guilty-plea-in-wallaby-death

External links

  • Official website


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