Brookshire Brothers Workers Spend All Day at the Zoo

Brookshire Brothers hosted its second annual Zoo Day in Lufkin Friday.

This year, employees helped build a fence in the primate area. It was just one of about 20 projects volunteers worked on all day. Maintenance, landscaping, and construction around the zoo were also among Friday's tasks.

Kim McClung, director of public relations for Brookshire Brothers, said, "We're doing some pretty extensive electrical work. We are doing the hippo scales. We are building and fabricating a hippo scale and a rhinoceros scale so that the zoo would be able to weigh these large animals. They've never been able to weigh them before."

More than a hundred Brookshire Brothers employees worked at the zoo. The annual project saves the zoo thousands of dollars in labor costs.