Last year, the Dallas Zoo was going through a tough time, furloughing roughly a quarter of employees amid financial strays according to an NBC 5 DFW article from August 14, 2020. In it they say:
” The Dallas Zoo announced Friday the COVID-19 pandemic, among other factors, has forced it to reduce its workforce through partial and full furloughs.
The nonprofit said through a press release that this decision impacts about 25% of it’s more than 400 employees.
The zoo says it is making these moves to stabilize its financial situation and to right-size the organization to align with current and projected attendance.”
Now, things are looking like they’ve finally started to get better. The Dallas Zoo sold out all its tickets for the first time in a long time according to another NBC 5 DFW article published on January 18th. In it they say:
“The Dallas Zoo tweeted on Monday morning tickets for both members and general admission tickets were sold out for the day.”
With business slowly adjusting to the pandemic and reopening, it’s nice to see a city a staple like the local zoo is also making its comeback.