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Report: Cincinnati zoo not making money

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new consultant's report isn't good news for the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

The report handed to a county tax levy review committee on Wednesday says revenues aren't keeping up with expenses. Although attendance is up, the situation could result with the zoo going into the red as soon as 2015.

But zoo executive director Thane Maynard said the facility is thriving and disagreed with the assessment that the zoo could face budget woes.

The zoo wants the renewal of its property tax levy to be put on the November ballot. The levy brought in about $6.5 million this year.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/11qIJwQ ) says the report was developed for a committee that advises Hamilton County commissioners on whether a levy should appear on the ballot.

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