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Hollywild Animal Park gets USDA clean inspection, third consecutive

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Celebrating a clean USDA report are left to right: Laura Salzhauer, Meredith Dodson, Amber Winkler, Matt O'Shields and head keeper Hunter Christopher celebrate their third consecutive All-Clear USDA Report with Animal Curator, S. Nigel Platt.
 
 

Celebrating a clean USDA report are left to right: Laura Salzhauer, Meredith Dodson, Amber Winkler, Matt O'Shields and head keeper Hunter Christopher celebrate their third consecutive All-Clear USDA Report with Animal Curator, S. Nigel Platt.

 

 



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The newest member of the Hollywild family, a male Great Horned Owl, will be celebrated on Saturday with Owl-O-Ween where visitors can submit names for the owl.
 

The newest member of the Hollywild family, a male Great Horned Owl, will be celebrated on Saturday with Owl-O-Ween where visitors can submit names for the owl.

 

Hollywild Animal Park received its third consecutive clean USDA facility inspection Wednesday, according to Kim Atchley, Hollywild’s executive director.

Hollywild has had two full facility inspections and one focused inspection since February. All three noted, “no non-compliant items identified during this inspection.”

A February post-inspection report cited three areas for improvement in the "facility" category, two related to washout areas around fencing and one related to water proofing wood in outdoor housing area, all of which were addressed immediately by staff and proven cleared by the next inspection, according to Atchley.

"We have had no animal care citations this year, which has been our goal," said Atchley. "We continue to work to improve our overall facility one step at a time as we have funding to do so. Animal care will always be our top priority.”

Hollywild will be open for this coming weekend, Oct. 22 and 23 for its final Park Season weekend for this year. "Owl-o-Ween" will be celebrated Saturday with special guests including PAWS Animal Wildlife Sanctuary and SC author Sherman Carmichael.

After the weekend, the park will be closed until it reopens for its 26th annual Holiday Lights Safari in November.  Sneak Preview for the lights is Nov. 12 and 13 with the event opening nightly from Nov. 18 through Jan. 2, 2017, including holidays.

Call 864-472-3038 or visit www.hollywild.org for more information.

 

 

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