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Old 05-19-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Scranton native, now in upstate NY
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Default Question about Genesis Wildlife Center

According to what I've read in the Scranton Times, before bringing animals to Nay Aug Park, the Genesis Wildlife Center had a private animal sanctuary in the Poconos. Does anyone know if the GWC still has any sort of animal facility in the Poconos? Have all of the center's animals been moved into the old Scranton Zoo building, or do they still have some animals in the Poconos?
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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I always thought that they had both.. I checked and it seems that they did move the animals from Pocono Lake to Nay Aug. Their phone is Scranton as well as the address on their corp papers.
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Scranton native, now in upstate NY
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I always thought that they had both.. I checked and it seems that they did move the animals from Pocono Lake to Nay Aug. Their phone is Scranton as well as the address on their corp papers.
I've seen a Tobyhanna address for them in some places (like on the list of facilities with USDA exhibitor's licenses).
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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They had two buildings, in I want to say Swiftwater, but to the best of my knowledge that facility was sold.
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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They had two buildings, in I want to say Swiftwater, but to the best of my knowledge that facility was sold.

I have seen a Swiftwater address mentioned a couple of times, so I think you're right about the location. Thanks very much!
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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I know what you're getting at, and no, I don't think they have anywhere to move the animals if they decided to vacate Nay Aug. In either case though, I would have to figure that they need at least a temporary shelter during the probably year or more it will take to build the new zoo.
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Scranton native, now in upstate NY
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I know what you're getting at, and no, I don't think they have anywhere to move the animals if they decided to vacate Nay Aug. In either case though, I would have to figure that they need at least a temporary shelter during the probably year or more it will take to build the new zoo.
You're right--I am concerned about where they would move the animals if they left Nay Aug. But that isn't the only reason I asked if they have another facility in the Poconos (or anywhere else, for that matter). I have some other concerns too--for example, in light of the recent problems with the tiger, I'm wondering if they might have facilities somewhere that could be used to quarantine sick animals.

You said, above, "the probably year or more it will take to build the new zoo." Do you know if they've gotten the $10 million grant? (I haven't seen anything about it in the paper, but I could have missed it.)
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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The grant money is promised but the final say is up to Rendel, he is the one who distributes it.
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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The grant money is promised but the final say is up to Rendel, he is the one who distributes it.

I know the article that the Scranton Times ran said that Gov. Rendell would be deciding which projects in the RACP "wish list" will actually get funded. I was just wondering if a decision re the zoo had been made. But it sounds as if it hasn't, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Thanks again.
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