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Kara the elephant munches on hay while moving about her enclosure, eating food placed in small batches in several spots in the Chaffee Zoo exhibit.  Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/06/02/1955647/fresno-zoo-elephants-slim-down.html#ixzz0pmatrDqi

Fresno zoo elephants slim down on healthy diet

2010-06-03 - Fresno, United States.

Shaunzi and Kara are the Valley´s biggest losers. Together, the once-portly pachyderm pair have lost a ton -- 2,175 pounds, to be exact -- after keepers at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo put the two on a diet. The result, they hope, will be longer and healthier lives for the elephants. Shaunzi, the larger of the two, started the weight-loss program in January 2009 at 10,245 pounds and now weighs 9,135 pounds -- down more than 10%. Kara´s results have been similar. Tipping the scales at 9,800...


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Fresno zoo, city agree on expansion. City manager says Chaffee project "good to go."

2007-12-17 - Fresno, United States. Pablo Lopez / The Fresno Bee

Both sides in a dispute over the future of Fresno Chaffee Zoo said Monday that they have worked out their differences and have a plan to proceed with the zoo's $80 million expansion plans at Roeding Park. By 2014, zoo officials want to create an entry plaza, add a predators habitat with lions and hyenas, create a grasslands area with giraffes and pygmy hippos, and expand the elephant exhibit. A cafe would overlook the grasslands.


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Expansion plans for Fresno Chaffee Zoo in limboCity officials want results of study first.

2007-12-16 - Fresno, United States. Marc Benjamin / The Fresno Bee

An ambitious expansion plan at Fresno Chaffee Zoo has been stalled by City Hall, zoo officials say. By 2014, zoo officials want to create an entry plaza, add a predators habitat with lions and hyenas, create a grasslands area with giraffes and pygmy hippos, and expand the elephant exhibit. A cafe would overlook the grasslands.


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Fresno Chaffee Zoo: ZOOKEEPER-ELEPHANT

2007-06-01 - Fresno, United States.

Responsibilities of this class include the care, feeding, maintenance and observation for the health, and reproduction of elephants and a variety of additional zoo animals; record keeping, assisting in the movement of animals as directed, interacting with zoo docents, and assisting zoo visitors with questions and their needs.


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4 Headlines about Elephants from Fresno2010-06-03 - Fresno, United States - Fresno zoo elephants slim down on healthy diet 2007-12-17 - Fresno, United States - Fresno zoo, city agree on expansion. City manager says Chaffee project "good to go." 2007-12-16 - Fresno, United States - Expansion plans for Fresno Chaffee Zoo in limboCity officials want results of study first. 2007-06-01 - Fresno, United States - Fresno Chaffee Zoo: ZOOKEEPER-ELEPHANT

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