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Economy Strikes -- Zoo Animals Forced to Hoof It

4/24/2009 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

AntelopeSorry zoo critters, the recession spares no one.

Several foxes, bats, antelope, deer and other animals are looking for work -- after the economy forced the Bronx Zoo to downsize.

The Bronx Zoo is looking to close a $15 million budget shortfall, and this was the only way.

The animals won't be thrown out on the street, officials say they'll have to ship them to various zoos around the country.

If anyone ever needed a gazelle -- now's the time to buy!

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