Monday, November 7, 2011
Earlier today, a zookeeper left the door to a monkey's cage open in the Dallas Zoo. Although the monkey did not harm anyone and they safely got the spider monkey back into it's cage, it could have been very dangerous. Even though the zoo said the spider monkey was harmless, they don't really know for sure what the monkey could have done if they had not properly secured the animal back in it's cage at the right time. The zoo then stated that the same problem of leaving the door to the cage open had happened just about two weeks before and that the mistake was made by the employee and had nothing to do with the facility or mechanical problems. In my opinion, they should train the zookeepers better and make sure they are doing everything properly, such as locking the cage. The zoo needs to take into account the costs and benefits of not training their employees to the best of their ability. If the zoo trains their employees to make sure they lock the cages, then it would be a benefit and they would not have to worry about any possible dangers happening in the park. If they do not train their employees more to get everything down, there could be some major costs from that. At the zoo, the safety of the people and the animals should be their number one priority.