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San Diego Zoo extends closure dates, will pay staff until April 19


Last updated 3/30/2020 at 3:43pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The closures of the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park were extended indefinitely today due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials said all employees will be paid through at least April 19.

"We continue to have essential and dedicated staff on grounds at both parks, ensuring that the remarkable wildlife in our care continue to thrive. The urgent nature of our work to save species is unchanged, even in the face of this pandemic,'' park officials said in a prepared statement.

"San Diego Zoo Global takes its role as a leader for the larger San Diego community seriously. We unde...

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