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Reston Zoo

Reston Zoo
Location Reston, Virginia, United States
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]


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  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".  
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