So many things are closed down during this coronavirus crisis and it has a domino effect. Everyone is impacted in different ways including the Chinese restaurant near my house. It's closed down, not because of Governor Cuomo's restrictions but because the delivery trucks aren't coming there so they had to close the doors until further notice.

The same domino effect is happening with the Ross Park Zoo as they decided to close the zoo until at least April 18th. The problem is that the money they get from gate admissions, member visits and gift shop sales help to provide food care and supplies for their animals.

There are 175 animals that they are in charge of and they hope that you can make a monetary donation to their Emergency Fund. It goes directly toward the daily operation and care for the animals.

The Ross Park Zoo promotes awareness and stewardship of the natural world in their community and throughout the world. They do it through education, conservation, and community involvement.

There are other ways that you can help them out including adopting an animal or buying a gift certificate to use later this season, go here to find the way to help that works the best for you.

America's 5th oldest zoo is located at 60 Morgan Road in Binghamton and they hope to see you in April.

[via Ross Park Zoo]