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Forest Park Zoo Reopens For New Season

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Paul Tuthill
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WAMC

   Among the many nonprofit organizations that have struggled financially during the pandemic is the Zoo at Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts.

     Revenues were greately reduced last season because of a delayed opening date, capacity restrictions, and the cancellation of money-making special events.

     The zoo survived the winter when its gates were closed and reopened last weekend for a new season.

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the zoo’s executive director Sarah Tsitso.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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