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Zoo Ready 2014

Zoo Ready 2014

Originally conducted in 2014, this exercise was designed to bring together Illinois zoos with State and Federal regulatory personnel in a complicated Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak simulation.  This exercise is consistent with the standard Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) multi-year exercise cycle. 

Zoo Ready was a collaborative program created to engage the zoological community to increase preparedness for all hazards.  Objectives of the program were to promote communication across all stakeholder groups prior to a disease or other emergency incident that may impact a zoological facility, and provide training and exercises for the zoological community. 

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