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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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(Photo by Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo via Getty Images)
(Photo by Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo via Getty Images)
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Baby Elephant Saved from Drowning by Mother

What mother wouldn't save her child in time of danger?  No one, or thing, I can think of.

In human terms it's easy to understand.  But, in animal terms?  They love their young just as much as we do.

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Mother Elephant Saves Her Baby From Drowning!

This story reminded me of the one that Catherine Behrendt brought up on WZZM 13's Take Five and Company a couple weeks ago.  Small pockets of legislature around the country are trying to rule in or rule out the use of elephant hooks

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Lions And Kids At A Zoo

Have you seen the video of the little girl looking at a lion in a zoo when he suddenly jumps and begins pawing the safety glass where the girl is standing?  You jump, right?  She, seemingly, just take it in stride.

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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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Germany’s Cross Eyed Opossum Is Becoming A Star Recognized Around The World

I don't normally think of an Opposum as "cute".  I've seen them on the side of the road and they don't look particularly friendly.  And they're not.  They have some pretty sharp, razor teeth.  But this fuzzy, little, cross-eyed, Opposum in Germany is not only making people smile, but she has become a star in her own right

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