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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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