Boston zoo says it won't have to kill its animals due to budget cuts
Zoo New England, which runs the Franklin Park and Stone zoos, cut its losses in fiscal 2010 after earning $643,000 for movie filming and experiencing a slight upswing in admission revenue.
The nonprofit reported an operating loss of $5.6 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That compared with an operating loss of $8.2 million in fiscal 2009. Those results don’t include state appropriations, which were $4.7 million in fiscal 2010 and $6.65 million in fiscal 2009.
Operating revenue surged 29 percent to $5.33 million, up from $4.14 million in the prior year.