Topeka, KS (KTKA/CNN) - The city of Topeka will appeal a recent federal report citing problems at its Zoo.
After an inspection in August, the U.S. Department of Agriculture cited it for the care of the zoo's two female elephants. The report listed problems with the elephants' foot and skin care as well as their diet and weight management.
The zoo's director says he disagrees with the findings.
"We did decide to appeal it and hope to at least correct some of the language before any other group could try to twist the information that's in there," said Brendan Wiley, Topeka Zoo Director.
Wiley says the zoo keeps daily records of the elephants' foot and skin care.
He says the one skin care issue with an elephant was corrected.
The Topeka City Council is expected to make a ruling on the future of the zoo's elephants by the end of next month.