Pittsburgh Zoo to furlough employees due to coronavirus shut down

Pittsburgh Zoo to furlough employees due to coronavirus shut down
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

PITTSBURGH — A number of employees at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will be temporarily furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Monday.

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Veterinarians and staff will continue to care for the animals on site while keeping the necessary safety protocols in place. The furloughs will affect roughly a third of the zoo’s 140 full-time staff members. Zoo executives will continue working, however, without pay.

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If you’d like to help, you can:

  • Renew or purchase a membership
  • Buy a gift certificate for a friend or family member
  • Get involved with programs like Adopt-an-Animal
  • Visit the zoo when it reopens to the public
  • Donate to the zoo’s emergency operating fund online or send a check to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium at One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206