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Dallas Zoo sets attendance record in memorable year

, JOANNA CATTANACH

The Dallas Zoo broke its attendance record this past year, welcoming 670,084 visitors in the 2007-08 fiscal year, which ended Tuesday. That's nearly 24,000 more visitors than the previous record of 646,169 set in 1979. It was big year in other ways, too. The zoo lost several prominent old friends and became the center of a national elephant debate. Year of loss: Boris the lion, KeKe the elephant, Hercules the gorilla and Jenny, the world's oldest captive gorilla, all died in the past year. Anima...



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