Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Australia Zoo Execs under Fire over Trip

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Australia Zoo Execs under Fire over Trip

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TWO senior Australia Zoo executives flew business class to Las Vegas just two days after more than 20 employees were dismissed from the organisation on Monday.

Director Wes Mannion and general manager Frank Muscillo left the country to pursue business interests in the US.

An Australia Zoo spokesperson said Mr Mannion and Mr Muscillo were in California seeking opportunities that would cement the financial future for Australia Zoo and attract international tourists back to the Coast.

aThese business class flights were booked a year in advance on a travel sale,a the spokesperson said.

Last June, Terri Irwin announced Australia Zoo was pushing ahead with a $300 million plan to replicate the famed Beerwah wildlife haven in the gambling mecca of Las Vegas.

She said the plans would employ about 900 people a many of them Australians.

Back on the Coast, dozens of former employees are struggling to come to terms with the recent job losses. …

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