WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society reveals the findings of its internal investigation into the flooding of its bush dog habitat and the presumed death of two bush dogs.
“We discovered that the water line that fills the pool in their habitat was inadvertently left on and we are devastated,” said Jan Steele, the Zoo’s director of wildlife care and conservation.
As a result of the internal investigation Zoo officials are making modifications to the pool feature in the habitat. New additions will include the design of an overflow drain and extra security features for the supply line valve.
Since the discovery earlier this week, Zoo officials excavated the habitat, investigating every possible scenario. Lily and Carino likely burrowed underground where they sleep.
The Zoo is now home to two bush dogs, a breeding pair, Osito and Dolly.