Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Dear friends,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce a difficult quality of life decision that was made for Dakari, our male fennec fox. On Monday, October 1, zookeepers found Dakari with a severe spinal injury resulting from what we believe was a fall or miscalculated jump.

Following a thorough exam from our veterinary team, it was determined that his injury was inoperable and life threatening. Our staff is heartbroken over the loss of this beautiful creature. Expert animal care is something we take great pride in providing for all the animals at Happy Hollow, and these decisions are never taken lightly. 

We thank you all for your support with this sad news, and we especially thank our zoo staff for their deep commitment to Dakari, and all of our animals. 

For questions, please contact [email protected]

 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Happy Hollow FoundationSpecies Survival Plan