Two Columbus Zoo Executives Resign, Following Internal Investigation


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Two executives of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium have resigned, following an internal investigation over improper use of zoo resources.

The news came through a letter from the zoo's Chairman of the Board of Directors, which was released on Monday. It says Zoo CEO Tom Stalf, and Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Greg Bell stepped down.

The zoo did not specify the extent or the manner of the misuse of resources.

Former Zoo Executive Director and Director Emeritus Jerry Borin will come out of retirement to lead the zoo in the interim. A search for a new CEO will begin immediately, and will be conducted nationwide.

The Columbus Zoo also owns and manages The Wilds, the wildlife preserve in eastern Ohio.