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Love is rocky for red pandas in central Illinois

 DECATUR, Ill. | For four years, Clay the red panda lived alone at Scovill Zoo.

June 22, 2013 9:00 pm
Central Illinois zoos protect species

Central Illinois zoos protect species

A pair of red wolves, considered an endangered species, are seen at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Ill. Zoos in central Illinois zoos are playing an important a part in conservation of endangered species.

July 08, 2012 12:00 am
Central Illinois zoos protect species

Central Illinois zoos protect species

Zookeeper Carol Pagluica holds a baby San Clemente goat named Becca in the petting zoo at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Ill. Miller Park, Illinois’ only recognized breeding site for San Clemente goats, is a far cry from the California island for which the animals are named. Zoos in central…

July 08, 2012 12:00 am
Central Illinois zoos protect species

Central Illinois zoos protect species

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. | Zoos often use entertainment and the "cute" factor of a new birth to attract — and then educate — visitors, because knowledge about a species in captivity can save their brethren in the wild.

July 07, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Wet and wild family attractions

Wet and wild family attractions

Summer is almost here, and there's plenty to see and do in the region. Water parks are waiting for swimmers to come take a dip, and zoos are sprucing up the grounds and moving animals to their inviting outdoor habitats.

May 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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