Nelson resident continues fight over conditions at Bernheim

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Erin McCoy, Landmark News Service

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - The last captive deer at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has been moved to a private wildlife sanctuary, officially ending the forest’s captive mammal program.

Briana, an 18-year-old whitetail deer, was moved to Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary near Irvington Feb. 18, according to Bernheim Executive Director Dr. Mark K. Wourms.

How the move will affect a lawsuit against Wourms involving the deer’s treatment while at Bernheim remains unclear.

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