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2014-06-16 08:25:48

NEW ORLEANS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Audubon Zoo recently welcomed an addition to its animal collection and it's a big one: Bonnie, a 15-year-old Southern White Rhino weighing in at more than two tons. She joins Audubon Zoo's lone male rhino, Saba, and two other females, Yvonne and Macite, age 51, the world's oldest rhino in captivity. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-12-03 23:30:11

Visitors get behind-the-scenes experience with Audubon Zoo's new Elephant Barn Tour experience. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Beginning Friday November 22, Audubon Zoo will unveil a visitor experience offering an up-close look at the new state-of-the-art living quarters for Panya and Jean, its two female Asian elephants. The encounters also offer visitors a chance to chat with the elephants’ keepers and a rare opportunity to meet the pachyderms face to face. The Elephant...

2005-11-25 17:47:48

By Janet Guttsman NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Visitors streamed into New Orleans' Audubon Zoo as it opened on Friday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, bringing a hint of normality to a city still shattered, shuttered and largely depopulated by the storm. By the zoo's scheduled 10 a.m. opening time, some 1,000 parents and children were lined up outside the gates of the 120-year-old facility, peering in at gaudy pink flamingos on view just inside. By noon, the lawns and paths...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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