While we at The River often try to make your day better by sharing fun videos of animals being their adorable selves, we also want to update you on cases in Michigan involving the mistreatment, or possible endangerment of our animal companions...
Every day is an exciting day around the John Ball Zoo.
Not only are people and families enjoying the exhibits and beauty of the zoo, but they're discovering the new fun. The zoo is wrapping up phase 1 of a multi-million dollar construction project this week that took roughly 2 years of planning and construction for what will be a $12.8 million investment.
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.
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.
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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