Online post brings swift response against Brookfield Zoo employee

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The Brookfield Zoo employee wasn’t having a particularly good day at work Monday.

“Wassup y’all?” At work serving these rude ass white people,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

She probably wasn’t intending for the “y’all” to include her employer. But word quickly got back to the zoo, where the employee was working in guest services.

It didn’t help that she also posted a photograph of her in her work uniform and tagged herself at the zoo.

“Yesterday, we became aware of the actions of a single employee which we agree are unacceptable,” according to a statement from the zoo released Tuesday.

“This employee’s statements in social media are in violation of our policies and do not reflect our institution’s values. We have zero tolerance for these kinds of divisive behaviors. We treat all employment matters confidentially, but rest assured that we have taken prompt action to remedy the situation.

“We hope you continue to hold Brookfield Zoo in high regard and not let the actions of one individual overshadow the longstanding good work of the Chicago Zoological Society.”

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