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Financially struggling zoos could be latest pandemic victims

5 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

SAN FRANCISCO - Since the coronavirus pandemic began keeping visitors at home, the jaguars and chimpanzees at the Oakland Zoo have enjoyed the quiet, venturing out to areas of their exhibits they usually avoid.
The bears and petting pigs miss the children, though, and are seeking more attention from zookeepers.
Some things, however, haven't changed. The $55,000 in daily animal food costs have put the nearly 100-year-old zoo in a dire financial situation.
“We have already lost the bulk of our summer revenue and are living off whatever reserves we have left, but they are going to run out at...
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