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Calif.'s Oakland Zoo warns of permanent closure

The Oakland Zoo in California may soon be forced to permanently shut down due to financial distress caused by closure during the pandemic, officials said as they submitted a proposal to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to reopen as an outdoor museum. The zoo's plan calls for a safe reopening with a timed reservation system, a 2,500-person limit and required mask-wearing and social distancing, but it has used up its $3 million reserve fund and has been losing $2 million a month since its closure in March.

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