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The Best Party in Town is This Friday

Yes, they'll be "roaring" at the John Ball Zoo this Friday night, because it's "Rendezoo XXII at the Zoo!"

It's a casual outdoor fundraising event has been dubbed the “best party in town” and this year will be no exception! 

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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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It’s Spring Break and There are Plenty of Things to Do Here at Home

Spring Break is here!  Something everyone looks forward to, no school, hopefully, no work.  But, wait, you're not going anywhere.  Some of your friends have gone on break to warmer climates, but not you, and you're bored.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Proposing Marriage With Penguins Is Unique

It seems as if there have been a million "unique and creative" marriage proposals lately.  You know, where the guy has a camera, or friend with a camera, stationed to capture the exciting, surprise moment.  Most have worked out...some, not.  Good Morning America has featured several.

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John Ball Zoo, Doin What It Otter

Another great weekend. Have you been to the John Ball Zoo lately? Lots of changes making our zoo bigger and better. For me, I still love the aquarium. Love watching the penguins. Love the brown trout. My favorite attraction at the zoo? No doubt about it, it is the otters. How can you not love the otters. I even like seeing otters in the wild as I'm fishing or kayaking -- knowing having otters present is going to wreck fishing.

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The Tigers Are Coming…the furry kind…To The Zoo

The tigers are coming to Grand Rapids, and we don't mean the baseball players this time.

The John Ball Zoological Society announced today they will be bringing tigers back to the Grand Rapids zoo in Phase II of

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Photo Courtesy Of mLive.com, The Grand Rapids Press and Amanda Loman
Photo Courtesy Of mLive.com, The Grand Rapids Press and Amanda Loman
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John Ball Zoo Re-Opens For The Spring Season Tomorrow

And Grand Rapids has a new addition to the zoo this year.  It's Kilo.  He's a bobcat that was rescued from a drug smuggling operation out of Oklahoma City.  He is the sole survivor in his litter and wasn't in the best of shape when he was rescued

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