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Cincinnati's Pioneering Gorilla Exhibit Now Common in Zoos

CORPORATE | By Dan Sewell and John Seewer | Jun 3
The Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed over the weekend after a 3-year-old boy climbed over a fence and fell into its enclosure, has an open viewing area that was among the first of its kind and is now common in many zoos.

Oakland Zoo to Auction Paintings by Its Animals

HOME | By Olga R. Rodgriguez | Sep 10
Elephants, giraffes, lemurs, and even a cockroach at the Oakland Zoo have been exploring their creative sides to produce colorful paintings that will be auctioned for charity.

Animal Houses :: ’Gay Day’ at the National Zoo

CULTURE | By Doug Rule | Apr 26
On Saturday, May 3, in addition to the usual draws -- from pandas to monkeys -- the National Zoo will also be overrun with animals of a different species, those from the figurative taxonomy of the gay kingdom.

Zoos get boost from the recession

By Lisa Cornwell | Jun 27
To draw visitors, zoos count on gentle giraffes rolling out their long tongues to grasp treats, stingrays gliding through a pool to be petted and the playful tussling of tiger cubs. This year they’re also getting help from the recession.

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