Temp monitoring system donated to the Zoo in Forest Park

Monkeys’ died because of a power outage and cold weather

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – After the loss of two monkeys in January, local businesses are donating services to the Zoo in Forest Park to help prevent another tragedy.

According to a news release sent to 22News, the owner of Northeast Security Solutions, George Condon, is donating a remote wireless temperature monitoring system complete with installation; and the owner of Alternative Generator, Chris Robare, is donating a 20KW standby generator complete with installation.

The Zoo has been deeply saddened by the loss of two monkeys last month, who died because of a combination of a power outage and cold weather.

“The community has been nothing but supportive during this sad time,” said Darlene Blaney, Business Manager for The Zoo in Forest Park.  “We are incredibly grateful for our neighbors and how they have stepped up and offered to help.”

“We’ve supported the Zoo at Forest Park for many years in smaller capacities through donations and by attending events and fundraisers so we already knew the great work that they do,” said David Condon, Co-owner and Chief Operations Office of Northeast Security Systems.

David said the temperature monitoring system will notify Zoo staff if the temperature either falls below or goes above certain points that the staff will determine are safe levels for the animals.

Northeast Security plans to install the system at the Zoo on Friday at 9:00 a.m.; depends on the weather.

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