The zoo and the city
Special report
On Dec. 18, 2008, Lex Salisbury walked away from a five-hour Lowry Park Zoo directors board of meeting, head bowed and silent. He left behind a 21-year career and $339,000 in annual pay, and stepped into a future of fines and the possibility of criminal charges.

[Times file photos]
Left: Zoo president Lex Salisbury; Right: A rhino roams the Mokolodi Nature Reserve outside of Gaborone, Botswana.
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