It is possible that WPEC may suggest that animals are dying at the zoo.
Despite the best effort of the Palm Beach Zoo to provide the animals with eternal life - yes, animals do die at the zoo.
They do not however die from any type of animal neglect.
In April, Palm Beach Zoo demonstrated how much it cares for animals by opening a $5 million state-the-art animal hospital and hired one of the best vets in the nation to run the hospital.
WPEC is relying on information provided by fringe extremist Russ Rector (see earlier post about Rector) and his cohort for its story.
WPEC also is looking at USDA reports that show a decline in number of some animal species from 2008 to 2009.
It was explained to WPEC, in the only interview they allowed the zoo, that animals have died at the zoo because of natural causes, untreatable illness and in one case from injury. There has never been a single death at the zoo from food related illness or neglect.
It was explained to WPEC that the decrease in some animal numbers also is the result of animals that the Palm Beach Zoo loans to other zoos for exhibit.
If WPEC had been willing to reviewing documents with the zoo they also would have learned that USDA reports showing a dramatic drop in the number of one species is - an error that USDA is correcting.