Bronx Zoo faces big problems under proposed budget

May 12, 2011 4:32:20 AM PDT
The Bronx Zoo may have bigger problems than wayward animals.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed spending plan cuts the operating budget for the Bronx Zoo by more than 50 percent.

Officials from the Wildlife Conservation Society say if approved, it would be catastrophic.

Employee layoffs, shortened hours and sending animals to other institutions are all possibilities.