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Pallas cats find temporary home at Virginia Zoo

Saturday, December 12, 2009Mill Mountain Zoo welcomes feisty felinesBy Kevin Kittredge981-3323Chin-Li was shy.Alexey was cranky."If you want to breed, you're going to have to be a little nicer," advised Lisa Uhl, Mill Mountain Zoo's public relations manager.Say hello to the two newest cats at Mill Mountain Zoo. Chin-Li and Alexey are Pallas cats. They look quite a bit like house cats, with more fluff.If the animals seemed a little overwhelmed by their surroundings last week, well, they had reason. The 7-year-old cats arrived here recently from the Read More

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Pallas cat, other animal deaths prompt Topeka Zoo criticism

Animal deaths prompt criticism of Topeka ZooBy Associated PressPosted on Fri, Oct. 23, 2009TOPEKA — Two groups investigating the deaths of several animals at the Topeka Zoo criticized zoo officials for lax veterinary care and poor record-keeping.A Sept. 28 inspection report cited the zoo for several noncompliance issues related to the death of seven animals from January 2007 through July 2008. That investigation was followed an August report by the USDA that cited the zoo for several noncompliance issues.Among other problems, investigators found Read More