Zoo director apologizes for lowering flag after death of baby elephant Scotty

Zoo director apologizes for lowering flag after death of baby elephant Scotty

Zoo director apologizes for lowering flag after death of baby elephant Scotty

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by WHAS11 News

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 18 at 3:14 PM

(WHAS11) - The Louisville zoo director is apologizing after he says he mistakenly lowered the American flag to honor the dead baby elephant named Scotty. John Walczak told WHAS11 News, it is a mistake that was called to his attention by a WHAS11 viewer who saw the flag on our newscast.
   
Last Thursday, the zoo lowered the American flag out front after the death of Scotty.

Since then, people have been posting comments at WHAS11.com, upset with that move.

Zoo Director John Walczak told WHAS11 he understands. “It's my fault. I mistakenly made the decision without consulting flag protocol. We were all very emotional.  It was lowered for two hours until we got a phone call after the newscast. We raised it back. We never meant to offend anyone,” said Walczak.

 

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