by Max Brantley
The recession is causing difficult times for zoos nationwide. (Not a good time, the news suggests, to undertake an expansion program, speaking of a Little Rock-relevant idea.)
The NY Times reports. Article mentions that a strapped zoo in Missouri is shipping animals off to other zoos, including impalas and kudus to Arkansas and Texas. Susan?
UPDATE: Zoo spokesman Susan Altrui says if those animals are headed to Arkansas, they are not headed to the Little Rock Zoo.