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.
Calif.'s Oakland Zoo warns of permanent closure
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