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John Ball Zoo Adds Funicular Cars, Funicular? It Sounds Like Fun!

Funicular, now there is a word I have never heard before.  At first I thought it may have been a made up word.  But no, it's for real.  Funicular: is a motorized tram on a track and it just came to the John Ball Zoo.

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West Michigan’s John Ball Zoo & Binder Park Zoo Are Now Officially OPEN

This is the closest many of us will ever get to seeing animals in a somewhat natural habitat.  At least they are protected and won't be hunted down like so many animals in the wild. Rhino's in South Africa were the animals most recently in the news.

So if you want to see animals that are protected, loved, and nurtured we have two zoos in our area that are now officially open.  The John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids and the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek.

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Kent County Animal Shelter Needs Your Votes!

The Kent County Animal Shelter is competing in a nation-wide online contest and needs local support to win funding for their animals.

The KCAS submitted an application and was accepted to the ASPCA/Rachel Ray $100K Challenge.

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Are You A Dog Person Or Cat Person?

Dog?  Cat?

Which person are you?  It is pretty clear that each of us lines up as a fan of a dog or cat, but usually not both.

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‘Grand Rapids For Animals’ Protests Circus

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus played Van Andel Arena over the weekend and you may have seen some protesters out in front. The name of the group is "Grand Rapids For Animals".

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Warning For People & Pets; Tick Season Arrives In Grand Rapids & West Michigan

Ticks spread Lyme Disease and can cause some other serious health problems.  Tick season has arrived in West Michigan and will continue until the first hard frost, most likely until some time in October

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Your Pet Can Make You Sick

Can your animal give you an ailment? Can your puppy give you a parasite? Can your kitty kill you?

Well, doctors have a pretty good handle on human-infectious animal diseases, but there are still some steps you can take to keep from ever getting sick in the first place

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