WYNNEWOOD, OK -- The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for multiple violations.
OSHA confirmed Tuesday that the park now owes thousands of dollars in penalties for 5 citations issued March 31st, after an investigation spanning close to four months.
OSHA cited the zoo for failing to "properly protect employees from wild animals", as well as, from potentially harmful chemicals.
Entertainment director and animal caretaker for the park, Joe Schreibvogel, says they have been following USDA regulations for the past 15 years.
Schreibvogel said, "And they're the ones who tell us how to build these cages and protect the public and protect the animals and train our employees and now it looks like we have another government agency going to dictate that government agency."
Schreibvogel says they plan on correcting the issues, cited by OSHA, by Friday.