§ 5.09.

KEEPING OF ELEPHANTS

Before any City department or contractor may keep one or more African (Loxodonta africana ) or Asian ( Elephas maximus ) elephant(s) at the SanFrancisco Zoo, the department or contractor must request permission from the City (by resolutions approved by the Recreation and Park Commission and the Board of Supervisors) to keep such elephant(s). In such resolutions the department or contractor must also obtain approval by the Commission and Board of a plan submitted by the department or contractor for Elephant Habitat Standards that includes an area of at least 15 acres, and the department or contractor must agree to complete the Commission and Board approved plan before bringing any elephants to the Zoo. The City department or contractor shall, before requesting such permission:

1. Complete refurbishments to the bear, rhinoceros and hippopotamus housing facilities, these improvements having been identified by the Budget Analyst as a priority in his 2003 Performance Audit of the Zoo; and

2. Complete refurbishments to the grey seal and sea lion exhibits, these improvements having been identified by the Budget Analyst as a priority in his 2003 Performance Audit of the Zoo.

In addition, the City department or contractor shall provide annual updates to the Board of Supervisors and the Recreation and Park Commission on the status of improvement at the Zoo, beginning in November of 2005.

History

(Added by Ord. 305-04, File No. 041461, App. 12/24/2004)

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