Published: September 5, 2007 at 6:32 PM
Good Lord Above...
I'm both saddened and VERY ticked off about this. Saddened for obvious reasons, and my heart goes out to the handlers involved as well as the other two giraffes.
Ticked off because I KNOW that this would NEVER have been allowed to happen at the original park, with the original management in charge, well before Sick Flags came in and did a 'Borg assimilation' number on the place!
DK's spokesperson was quoted in the Chronicle's article, saying something that had me scratching my head and going 'Huh?' Here's the quote.
"The park and the staff are extremely saddened by this, but we have to put that aside and get out there and go on autopilot," Chan said.
I would love to know exactly what she means by "going on autopilot." Perhaps she was more shaken up than she realized.
In any case... A couple of the comments posted on the Chronicle's site, in response to this article, echo what I've been saying since the takeover began: They need to decide if they want to be an animal park or a thrill-ride park, and NOT try to combine the two!