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The Oakland Zoo May Close Permanently

By kmvq on July 1, 2020
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JULY 01: The entrance to the Oakland Zoo sits empty on July 01, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Zoo is on the brink of permanent closure after being temporarily closed since March due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place order. The 100 acre zoo is losing an estimated $2 million a month and has laid off nearly half of its 250 person staff. The zoo is requesting to be designated an outdoor museum so it can reopen like some botanical gardens and regional parks have. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Back in March the Oakland Zoo was forced to close down temporarily due to COVID-19, although now it looks like the the beloved zoo may be closing down for good.

As months passed, the Oakland Zoo has had to let go many of their employees. And have even made drastic pay cuts for their zookeepers.

The zoo has lost 2.5 million in revenue as each moth passes. Nik Dehejia, who is the Executive Vice President of the Oakland Zoo said that the zoo will permanently close within the next three months if they aren’t allowed to reopen.

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