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Veto of zoo animals bill provides clarity for moving ahead, bill supporter says

The Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums says it can now begin developing plans for placing zoo animals on state lands despite the veto of a bill the group supported. 

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday vetoed HB 1117, which said zoos and aquariums could apply to the Cabinet or water management districts to place animals on state lands. Hoofed or "ungulate" species, including giraffes, rhinos and elephants, would be allowed but not carnivores or primates.

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