OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It’s been a tough year for Omaha’s zoo, but the director of the facility sees better times ahead.
The coronavirus pandemic took a toll on attendance and membership sales at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.
The zoo recently set a budget for 2021 of about $36 million. That's about 60% less than the original 2020 budget.
The zoo suffered an estimated $26 million revenue loss in 2020.
Still, director and CEO Dennis Pate told the Omaha World-Herald that the zoo is “moving one cautious step at a time.”