FDLE Completes Review of Lowry Park Zoo

On Dec. 22, 2008, the City of Tampa requested the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) conduct a review to determine whether a criminal investigation was warranted regarding the activities of the Lowry Park Zoo’s former Chief Executive Officer and President Lex Salisbury.

On March 25, 2009, FDLE received a copy of the audit on the zoo that was conducted by the City of Tampa.

FDLE has completed its review and provided the findings to the Office of Statewide Prosecution. The Office of Statewide Prosecution has declined to pursue prosecution.

FDLE’s investigative summary and the Office of Statewide Prosecution’s summary are attached.

The full investigative report is available upon request.

For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Kristen Chernosky, or Mike Morrison
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001