Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Woodland Park Zoo has been closed to the public since March 12.
Although the animal organization had previously mentioned that it had been planning ahead for the animals in its care, the extension of the zoo closure is strongly impacting their monthly revenue.
According to the zoo, it faced a loss of $1.9 million in March and will lose another $2.2 million of crucial funding in April if doors remain closed — each day that the zoo is closed, funding for the animals care is lost.
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As a way of raising money for the animals, the zoo has created the Woodland Park Zoo Relief Fund and is asking the community for their donations and support.
“Our talented and dedicated team is working hard every day for the continued wellbeing of all of our animals,” said Woodland Park Zoo President and CEO Alejandro Grajal, in a press release.
“The very difficult reality is that our resources are not infinite and we need your support now more than ever.”
Those looking to help can donate money online, either one-time or through recurring payments.
The money raised will go directly towards the nearly 1,000 animals at the zoo.