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October 21, 2014, 10:12 am
970 WMAY News

Thornton to Step Down from Henson Robinson Zoo

The longtime director of Henson Robinson Zoo has resigned.


Talon Thornton had run the zoo since 1995.


His resignation is open-ended, and he will stay on until a replacement is found. Thornton reportedly cited “personal reasons” for deciding to leave. He did not return calls seeking comment.


The zoo has been under a microscope in recent months.


Its bid for accreditation was put on hold last year pending improvements to its facilities and exhibits.


The park district also adopted a new master plan last year for upgrades at the zoo.

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