After spending two days at ZooMontana last week, a pair of site inspectors are in the process of relaying their findings back to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
A peacock roams freely around the grounds at ZooMontana recently.
A wolverine walks around its enclosure at ZooMontana recently.
With not a moment to spare, ZooMontana received a $250,000 anonymous donation Tuesday night, putting the zoo about $10,000 short of the goal set by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The board was told to come up with $500,000 last month to keep its accreditation.
With just days until their deadline, ZooMontana has raised $242,100 in donations and pledges since word of its financial troubles spread last month.
When the Arnesons came from Laurel on Saturday to visit ZooMontana after hearing about its financial struggles, they were shocked.