The idea came whenÃ‚Â Zoo Director David Tetzlaff brought his bike in to get around a little more quickly. Ã‚Â The staff dug it, and before long they had made bicycles available and custom made trailers to haul animal food, supplies and tools around.
Besides the health benefits for the employees (which will likely reduce their health care costs), it also reduces maintenance costs and time now that the golf carts don’t need to be serviced. Ã‚Â In fact, the zoo estimates that even with the cost of the bikes and equipment, they’ll save 40% in the first year, and 90% each year thereafter in labor and maintenance.
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