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Fund will help city’s zoo fix lack of accreditation

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    Zebras and a giraffe in their habitat at the zoo.

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    The Honolulu Zoo City Charter amendment passed Tuesday puts a set amount of money for the zoo each year into a steady fund. It’s hoped the dedicated source of funding will impress the Association of Zoos and Aquariums enough to restore Honolulu Zoo’s accreditation. A slender-tailed meerkat kept watch.

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    A green wood hoopoe fed its chick in the Manyara Bird Sanctuary exhibit.

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    A fennec fox dozed in its exhibit.

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    Milena Takezawa, 3, and her sister Ryli, 6, climbed a giraffe statue at the Honolulu Zoo on Thursday.

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    Black rhinos dozed in their exhibit Thursday.

The city’s quest to regain accreditation for the Honolulu Zoo received a big boost this week when Oahu voters approved an amendment to the City Charter that requires 0.5percent of estimated property tax revenue each year to be dropped into an account set up to exclusively fund the 42-acre facility. Read more

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