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You Know You Grew Up in Grand Rapids When…

There are so many things that people have experienced growing up in Grand Rapids. So many, that we compiled a list. You know you grew up in Grand Rapids when...

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The John Ball Zoo Is Hosting Two Pokemon GO Events

This Sunday the John Ball Zoo is staying open late and dropping Pokemon lures at all of their Pokemon Stops inside the Zoo!

The John Ball Zoo will be setting lures at all15 of the Pokestops inside of the Zoo from 3:00pm until 6:00pm...

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Grand Rapids’ Zoo School Named Among Top 14 Most Innovative Schools in U.S.

A Grand Rapids' educational program is getting national recognition.

Tech Insider has named Grand Rapids Public School's Zoo School at John Ball Zoo one of the 14 most innovative in the country, MLive Reports

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Perfect Summer Date Spots in West Michigan

With summer upon us that means summer lovin'. Whether you're attached or single these are some of the best places to go on a date in West Michigan...

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The Ducks are Running at Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary

One kindergarten student said when asked what she thought about the ducks, "they are so cute and I so am excited for them to walk out because it will be like a parade."

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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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There’s a new Baby in Town. Meet Neo!

Awww, this new baby is really cute. Congratulations to the parents of Neo, born on this past December 16th, and just introduced to the public this past week at the John Ball Zoo!

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John Ball Zoo Saw Record Attendance In 2014

2014 was a record-breaking year for John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids.

The zoo has seen over 494,000 visitors this season, which is the most they've ever seen in one season. By the official end of the 2014 season, the zoo expects to have welcomed over 500,000 visitors.

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Spider Monkeys at John Ball Zoo enjoy tasty snow treat [Video]

The spider monkeys at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids got a little taste of winter.

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John Ball Zoo Tiger Exhibit Under Construction

A new addition is coming to John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids.

Construction of two tiger habitats has begun.  The exhibits will open over the next two years.

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John Ball Zoo Welcomes Another Baby Monkey

Chi Chi the baby howler monkey was born at John Ball Zoo in June. Chi Chi was the first mammal born at John Ball Zoo in about 5 years.

The zoo welcomed another baby monkey on August 7!

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Will Chi Chi The Baby Monkey Make It Onto The Rope? [Video]

John Ball Zoo's baby howler monkey, Chi Chi, is only six weeks old.

Chi Chi was first available for the public to see on July 4. Chi Chi has been drawing a lot of attention ever since.

Watch as Chi Chi tries to climb onto a rope!

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