MOAPA, Nev. (AP) — A popular zoo north of Las Vegas has decided to close to the public by the end of the year.
John Anderson, a board member of the Roos-N-More zoo in Moapa, tells KSNV-TV that zoo struggled to raise money to maintain the property. He says Roos-N-More plans to remain available for private educational events.
Some of the zoo's 150 animals will be re-homed, but others will stay on site.
The organization has a history of permit issues. Co-owners Jacky and Valeria Holt and Friends of Roos-N-More had requested a second extension for more time to bring the facility u to code, but they decided to withdraw the application before the Clark County Zoning Board.
Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin says that decision effectively closed the zoo.