N.C. Zoo Says Privatization Could Free It From Fiscal Captivity

Source: Dan Way, Lincoln Tribune, October 24, 2011

A partial privatization plan being explored by the North Carolina Zoo could increase donations, enhance attractions, and speed up needed repairs, its operators say…. The state would retain ownership of the zoo, but the more than 250 employees now on the payroll of the state Department of the Environment and Natural Resources would work for the private operator, the North Carolina Zoological Society. The nonprofit society already operates, sells memberships, and does some fundraising for the zoo.

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