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Outbreak of illness at splash park not caused by zoo animals


August 8, 2021

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — An outbreak of illness at a splash park near Wichita was not caused by animals at its interactive zoo, health officials said.

The Wichita Eagle reported that email exchanges it obtained through an open records request indicate none of the water samples health officials took from the splash park at Tanganyika Wildlife Park had animal-linked contamination.

The newspaper reviewed more than a month of email correspondence between state and county health officials and park director Matt Fouts with details about the results of water samples taken June 19 and sent to the Cen...

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