Feds: Primates Frostbit In Iredell County Lose Tips Of Tails

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Federal inspectors say three primates suffered frostbite while enduring subfreezing conditions this year at an exotic animal farm in Troutman.

Zootastic Park has been repeatedly cited for animal welfare violations.

In March, an inspector found that the frostbite injured a lemur’s hand and a monkey and capuchin lost the tips of their tails.

The park is operated by Iredell County commissioner Scottie Brown, who didn’t reply to a request for comment from news outlets.

The park has been repeatedly cited for animal welfare violations.

The latest citations were obtained and made public by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.