With summertime crowds forecast to soar in 2020, DC Zoo is looking to extend the season to help the park stay one step ahead of the rest of the country.
The zoo has extended its open-air season by one month from June, and plans to open a new facility next year that will house more animal care and enrichment facilities.
It’s the latest move in an ongoing battle to keep the zoo open in the face of rising demand and budget cuts.
The new facility will also feature a new, large-scale interactive exhibit and outdoor play areas.
It will be the third Zoo in DC to receive such a facility.
The Zoo has also made other changes, including hiring more workers, as the park continues to struggle to keep up with demand and a looming funding shortfall.
As we reported earlier this year, DC Parks and Recreation announced a plan to cut $2.4 million in funding from the zoo’s budget over the next two years.
According to a recent budget, the Zoo will be losing $3.2 million over the course of the next three years.
The zoo’s 2017 budget had a $1.3 million shortfall.
The plan also included cutting animal care, rehabilitation and education services, including new exhibits and new programming.
The Zoo said the changes were necessary to ensure the zoo can better serve the needs of the community and to make up for the loss of funding.
Zoo officials are working to close the gap by the end of the year.
But there are a number of hurdles that need to be overcome before the zoo opens its new facility.
We’ve been working with the Zoo for over a year now, and they are determined to keep us open, said David Smith, DC parks and recreation director.
The team is looking at several options to improve our Zoo, including expanding our animal care program and creating new exhibits to make the Zoo even better.
We are working on a plan that will address the cost of opening a new Zoo.
We have a plan with our partners to make it a success.
The new Zoo is a new building and we need to close some of the gaps to make sure we can have an even bigger success, he said.
The District has lost $4.4 billion in funding since it was created in 1965, and there’s no easy fix to this problem.
In recent years, the number of people living in poverty has increased in the District, and many people don’t have health insurance.