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More animals moved out of shuttered Las Vegas Zoo

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 10/02/2013 10:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- The zoo has nearly been cleared out.

The primates left at the shuttered Las Vegas Zoo are making their way across the country as they're moved to sanctuaries.

The zoo has been shut down for about a week.

Besides long-time zoo resident, Terry the Chimp, News 3 has been told there were also four apes that were moved Wednesday.

The chimp is being taken to a facility in Florida while the four apes will be drop off at another sanctuary in Kentucky.

These animals are being moved across the country.

There is also an alligator expected to go to Phoenix, Ariz.

The USDA is supervising the moves but the actual transports are being done by the organizations involved.

As far we know the federal shutdown hasn't slowed down this process.

Local animal rights activist Linda Faso, who filed the complaint with the USDA that led to the zoo's closure, says she's hoping all the animals make it safely to their destinations.

Faso says she's in constant contact to find out what animals are left.

She's hoping the rest of the animals are out of here by the end of this weekend.


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