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2008-07-24 15:00:45

By Joe Stumpe, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 24--Four Hispanic bands playing as many styles of music will turn the Sedgwick County Zoo into La Pachanga -- a "lively party" -- Saturday night. Most seats will probably be filled by Hispanic fans already familiar with the performers. But for others who haven't paid much attention to Hispanic music since Selena, the show offers a glimpse into some of its genres. We asked Miguel Banuelos, manager of Hispanic radio station Fiesta 92.7,...

2008-07-15 03:00:21

By Joe Stumpe, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 15--Schanee Anderson has been curator of education at the Sedgwick County Zoo for five years, following stints at zoos in Manhattan and her hometown of Omaha. One fan who's seen her in action says the 38-year-old Anderson "doesn't give a presentation, she gives a performance" that inspires as well as educates. Anderson and her husband, Charles, have a 2-year-old son, Brett. And yes, she does speak in complete paragraphs. 1What does a zoo...

2008-07-05 03:00:15

By Beccy Tanner, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 5--Food costs have gone up for the zoo's 400 species If you think it's hard trying to feed your brood all the necessary daily food groups while living on a strict budget, try coping with these 2,000 hungry mouths to feed. From cockroaches and smelt to mealworms and cow's blood, meal variety is everything at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Each day, zoo officials must take into consideration the likes and dislikes of 400 species of animals, all of...

2008-06-21 03:00:11

By Beccy Tanner, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jun. 21--WILD ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS At Tanganyika Wildlife Park, visitors can stroll past Bengal tigers, Indian rhinos and kookaburras, just as they could at a zoo. But they can also walk into a kangaroo enclosure, touch lemurs, feed giraffes and ride on a camel. The park near Goddard, which drew about 5,000 people last year for private tours, will open to the public today. It promises to allow visitors to interact with exotic animals -- a...

2008-02-08 00:00:00

WICHITA, Kan. -- Two Komodo dragons have hatched at the Sedgwick County Zoo, apparently without the fertilization of a male. The dragons, both males, are the first in North America known to have hatched by parthenogenesis, which occurs naturally in some species, including invertebrates and lower plants. It happens more rarely in some vertebrates. Two other known cases in which Komodo dragons hatched by parthenogenesis were at the London and Chester zoos in England in 2006. The zoo in...

2006-11-23 03:00:42

By Barbara J. Isenberg, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Nov. 23--Sedgwick County Zoo ranks highly in comparison to zoos across North America, director Mark Reed told county commissioners Wednesday. Reed presented a comparative study of 65 zoos based on information from the 2007 Association of Zoos and Aquariums membership directory. The zoo is the state's top outdoor tourist attraction, according to Sedgwick County, which underwrites much of its operating budget. Just over half a million...


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