(AP) If you’re looking for a quick trip to the zoo, you may want to steer clear of the Tucson Zoo.TUCSO Zoo CEO Jeff Schaffer says the zoo is closing after 25 years of operations.
Schaffer said it’s the zoo’s first-ever closure.
He said the zoo was closed because the facility could no longer sustain its current size and staff.
Tuscan’s zoo was the largest in the United States, with more than 30,000 animals and over 30,500 people.
The zoo has been in operation for nearly 30 years and is the largest and most popular zoo in Arizona.
The AZA said the Tucson zoo was not able to continue operations due to an economic downturn and was the first zoo to close, after a previous zoo in Mesa closed in 2016.