Public Records Request: Zoo animal health records (Associations Of Zoos And Aquariums, Silver Spring)

Maya Jarrell filed this request with the Associations Of Zoos And Aquariums, Silver Spring of Maryland.
Multi Request Public Records Request: Zoo animal health records


From: Maya Jarrell

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records regarding the health of animals at the zoo, sent, received , or created between January 1, 2000 and January 1, 2020. This includes but is not limited to documents regarding illness, injury, zoologist examinations/visits, and death of all the animals housed in the zoo.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Maya Jarrell


Dear Maya Jarrell,

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums is a private membership non-profit corporation. It is not subject to the Maryland Public Information Act or any similar act of any state, local or federal authority. Please consult any Maryland lawyer of your choice to confirm that the Maryland act does not apply to AZA. This is the only response you will receive.

Jack Keeney, Jr.
General Counsel
Association of Zoos & Aquariums
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3314
(P) 301-244-3361
(F) 301-562-0888


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