KNEB News has confirmed Riverside Discovery Center Executive Director Anne James and Zoo Director Peter Halliday are no longer with the zoo.
James confirmed this morning that she stepped down nearly a month ago- shortly after Halliday left. James said the moves were connected, but didn’t say anything more pending a statement later today from the zoo board.
James says members of the American Zoological Association were in town this past week because of concern over who is now in charge of the zoo and believes they also did an inspection at the time.
James has been with the zoo for 26 years, the last six as the RDC Executive Director.
Earlier this summer, Education Curator Amber Schiltz left the zoo to accept the Nebraska Wildlife Education Coordinator position for the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.