Privately Operated Zoos Now Considered the Standard

Source: Harris Kenny, Reason Foundation, May 29, 2012

North Carolina lawmakers are weighing a bill (House Bill 958) that would implement a public-private partnership (PPP) for operations of the state-owned North Carolina Zoo. The proposed management structure would reflect what’s already in place for a vast majority of zoos across the United States, three-quarters of which are privately operated according to some estimates. Meanwhile, similar agreements are being explored in cities like Los Angeles, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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