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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2013
Like kids bursting out the schoolhouse doors for recess, when the Maryland Zoo's 11 chimpanzees were allowed outside Saturday for a rare bit of winter sunshine, they couldn't help, well, monkeying around. They climbed to the very top of the mesh enclosure surrounding Chimpanzee Forrest, hung by one arm and gawked at the goings-on in a nearby construction site. They banged thunderously on the glass window separating them from human visitors, tickled themselves with tufts of grass, and chased one another around the compound as the thermometer rose to a balmy 57 degrees.
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December 6, 2012
I was utterly thrilled by your story about the new animals arriving at the zoo ("Maryland Zoo welcomes new lioness, giraffe," Dec. 3). However, I wish there had been as much in the article about the lioness, such as her age and weight, as there was about the giraffe. For a while, I have been going to the National Zoo in Washington because I felt that the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore was not doing anything new. it was the same-old, same-old that I've seen since I was little. However, with the new animals arriving I will be going to the Maryland Zoo once more.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2012
Badu the lioness and Kesi the giraffe have taken up permanent residence in Charm City. The newest critters to call the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore home are going on public display for the first time this week. Kesi (rhymes with Jesse) was obtained from the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana and arrived in Baltimore on Oct. 12. She stands about 11 feet tall and weighs around 1,000 pounds, according to Mike McClure, the zoo's general curator. "She is still acclimating to her new environment and getting used to seeing people inside the Giraffe House," he said.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, Baltimore Sun Media Group | November 5, 2012
Wedding day: Oct. 14, 2012 Her story: Lauren Webb, 26, grew up in Glen Burnie. She is the grants manager for Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland. Her father, Gary Webb, works for Verizon, and her mother, Renee Webb, is a neonatal nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His story: Brennan Tolstoi, 29, grew up in Gaithersburg. He is an assistant branch manager for M&T Bank. His father, Joel Tolstoi, owns Oval Office Supply, and his mother, Deborah Tolstoi, works for the family company as a bookkeeper/office manager.
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September 19, 2012
I am always bemused and bewildered when the Maryland Zoo is included in articles about delinquent water bills ("Businesses behind in water bills by millions," Aug. 12). The zoo has paid its water bills on time for the past five years. The only time there is a delay is when there is a discrepancy, which was the case this past winter when our bills were increasing at an unusually high rate. We worked closely with the city to correct the issue and are now moving forward with a fair and reasonable solution for both parties.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has paid the majority of its $130,000 overdue water bill, city records show. Jane Ballentine, a spokeswoman for the zoo, alerted The Sun to the payment this weekend. "The checks have cleared, so we consider the water bill to be paid and our account current," she wrote in an email. City records show the zoo paid about $124,000 of the bill, and owes about $6,000. The zoo's overdue bill dated back to 2011 and officials said the non-profit, which receives funding from the state and city, had set up a payment plan with the city.
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By Rebecca Hyler, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2012
A chimpanzee, born yesterday around 9:45 a.m. at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, has died, Zoo officials announced today. The baby chimp was born to Joice (pictured), the matriarch of the Zoo's chimpanzees. "During overnight checks, the keeper staff noticed that the baby didn't appear to be nursing and was becoming lethargic," stated Mike McClure, general curator at The Maryland Zoo, in a press release. "We then determined that the baby had died sometime early this morning. " The cause of death will not be determined for several weeks.
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By Rachel Martin and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2012
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now welcomes Oscar, Niles and Sandy from their winter home in North Carolina. Visitors to the zoo can take an exhilarating ride on one of Maryland's summer resident camels. Until July 31 and throughout the month of September, guests can visit and ride 12-year-old Oscar, who is a 2,800 pound Bactrian camel, or 11-year-old Niles, a Dromedary camel who is almost eight feet tall. Sandy, who is three and a half, is too young to take riders but will be joining Oscar and Niles for some summer fun in between the Rock Island penguin exhibit and the Elephant Overlook.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
A colobus monkey was born in an exhibit Saturday at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore . Zoo officials did not know for certain that one of their female colobus monkeys, 14-year-old Keri, was pregnant, the zoo's general curator, Mike McClure, said in a statement. The monkeys are "secretive breeders," he said. The baby's father is 19-year-old Bisi, the zoo's only adult male colobus monkey. Zoo workers have not yet dertermined the baby's sex, he said. "We want the mother and baby to be as comfortable as possible, so we are not attempting to bring them off exhibit to check on the infant at this time," McClure said.
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