PHOENIX – It is a considerably uncommon sight on the Phoenix Zoo: yoga within the primate exhibit.
“Another time, guys, all the best way as much as warrior two,” a yoga teacher may very well be heard saying. “Reverse your warrior all the best way again.”
Even the orangutans needed to take a re-evaluation.
“We determined to shut the zoo as we speak and simply have a good time with our employees,” stated Phoenix Zoo president Bert Castro.
The Phoenix Zoo closed to the general public on Might 28, with the president and CEO giving staff a “re-zoo-venation.”
“We needed to do some furlough and a few layoffs, and that was very robust,” Castro stated. “I’ve acquired to inform you, our people right here took it on the chin. They took nice care of the animals, they labored extraordinarily arduous, and we’re simply making an attempt to present them again a day of leisure, a day of enjoyable, a day to take pleasure in one another.”
The zoo shut down for 161 days due to the pandemic. There have been furloughs and layoffs, and there was loads of stress for everybody concerned.
However on this say, there was tie dye, lunch and massages – a time to unwind and smile.
“As a staff, we have been capable of get by means of this,” stated Castro. “The neighborhood was extraordinarily supportive of the zoo…our biggest asset is our individuals, and with out your individuals, you’re a no person.”
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