Oleanders at the Tucson zoo..a striking symbol of what’s wrong with city governmentby Hugh Holub on Jul. 23, 2011, under politics
Incredible to read about how the Reid Park Zoo giraffe got accdentially fed oleander and died. Gene Reid is rolling over in his grave right now.
I used to take my kids to see the giraffe at that zoo. Very very sad. I hope there is a public memorial.
Like anyone who has lived in Tucson for one day is told oleander is poisonous, along with black widows and scorpions.
Then come to find they have oleanders growing at the zoo….like is this nuts or what?
Last I remember the Tucson zoo is part of the City of Tucson governmental empire…the same bunch that blew off $230 million for rainbow bridge and aquarium plans for Rio Nuevo.
If you all haven’t figured out yet that there is something top to bottom wrong with the way the City of Tucson runs things…which can’t even feed a giraffe….then better get down on your knees and pray because it is not going to get better.