- The Racine Zoo quickly grew in its new location.
- The Racine Zoo purchased the tiger, named Kahn, the following year.
- Chequila proved to be a white gene carrier and fathered at least one white cub in the Racine Zoo in 1980.
- On February 10, 2011, Julie, the oldest patas monkey in recorded history, died at the Racine Zoo, where she had been born and spent almost all of her life.
- Buckley began to search for a better life for Tarra in a variety of zoos and animal parks where she worked and consulted, including African Lion Safari and Bowmanville Zoo in Ontario; the Racine Zoo in Wisconsin; and the Nashville Zoo in Tennessee.