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John Ball Park Zoo (Photo from John Ball Zoo)
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Entry Into John Ball Zoo Is Only $1, Tomorrow Only

So, 95-7 received some free passes to John Ball Zoo to give away on air today, and I wanted to call and get some information about hours. While I was on the phone with the zoo, they informed me that tomorrow, Adults, Seniors, and kids overs the age of 3 will all get in for the price of one buck.

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John Ball Park Zoo’s New, Improved Gift Shop Offers Elephant Poop Stationary(?)

The John Ball Park Zoo has undergone a ton of improvements in preparation for their 2012 season. Not only have they added some new animals, like a baby camel. But, they've also upgraded some of their facilities including the entrance plaza and gift shop, and added the Bissel Tree House, an indoor event space that's expected to open in August for weddings, corporate events, and the like. And then there's the gift shop...

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Baby Camel Debuts At John Ball Zoo This Weekend [PHOTOS]

Henry, a 1-month-old camel, makes his debut at John Ball Zoo this weekend.
Henry is quite the entertainer!  He runs, he jumps, and he takes some big tumbles too! 

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Grand Rapids’ Top 5 Spring Break Events For Kids

Staying in Grand Rapids over spring break is a little easier this year. Our warm March has already given us a taste of summer making missing out on a trip south easier to handle than most years...

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Stella’s, A Murder Mystery Dinner, And John Ball Zoo – Wine Dine And Unwind

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, how about 3 things to do instead? It's time to wine, dine, and unwind this weekend in West Michigan! Ea...

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John Ball Zoo Opens Thursday

If our mild winter has you showing early signs of cabin fever, you don't have to wait until spring, the cure arrives on Thursday.

John Ball Zoo opens for the season on Thursday, March 1.  As soon you walk in, you'll notice some changes.

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Help Release Monarch Butterflies At John Ball Zoo On Saturday

It's 'Monarch Madness' at John Ball Zoo on Saturday.

Over 300 Monarch butterflies will be tagged and released.  Anyone attending may enter a drawing for the chance to hand release the butterflies.

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John Ball Zoo 5-For-5 Days Start Monday! [AUDIO]

Meet Mr. Snuggles and John Ball Zoo Director, Bert VescolaniBert brought Mr. Snuggles into the Channel 957 studio to show you and me how adorable he is and to remind pet owners what a big responsibility it is to own and care for a pet.  Mr. Snuggles was given to John Ball through the Humane Society and is now part of the petting zoo.

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7th annual Easter Seals Walk With Me Grand Rapids event raises $63,000 for kids!
Sabrina Fairchild emcee's Walk With Me Grand Rapids! (Photo by Mike Nedwick)
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Easter Seals Raises $63,000 For West Michigan Kids! [PHOTOS]

Rain or rain ... the 7th annual Easter Seals Walk With Me Grand Rapids event reigned at the John Ball Zoo!

I can't remember the last time I've had so much fun with a group of genuine, loving people who came from all parts of the state of Michigan to walk and raise money for the Easter Seals.
Last night, $63,000 was raised to help kids and families meet some of their financial needs as they continue to receive necessary treatment for autism, Down Syndrome and/or cerebral palsy

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John Ball Zoo hosts the Easter Seals 7th annual Walk With Me Grand Rapids!
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‘Walk With Me’ At John Ball Zoo Tonight For The 7th Annual Easter Seals Fundraiser!

Walk With Me at John Ball Zoo tonight to help raise funds for the Easter Seals!

I'll be co-leading the annual two mile walk that runs up, down, through and around John Ball Zoo with Michelle DeSelms of WXMI Fox 17 starting at 5 o'clock when registration begins!

What does the Easter Seals do for the community, you ask?  Your heart is going to melt a little when I share just how wonderful an organization this is and those who have volunteered through the years to keep it afloat.
Easter Seals serves kids and families who are walking through life with autism, Down's Syndrome or cerebral palsy

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Baby Snow Leopard Born At John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo has announced the birth of a baby snow leopard!

The snow leopard was born at John Ball Zoo about two weeks ago, but will not be available for the public to view for a few more weeks...

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Learning about and loving all the animals at John Ball Zoo!
Sabrina, JBZ director Bert Vescolani & baby Alligator! (Picture taken by Krys Bylund)
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Alligators & Snakes At John Ball Zoo! Want To Go?

I'm thinkin' that you're wondering how I can smile while John Ball Zoo Director, Bert Vescolani is holding a baby alligator -- well, I was a bit of a tomboy when I was a kid and I honestly like reptiles, fish -- you name it!

Of course, I had to ask if it's a good idea for you or I to ever approach an alligator or crocodile in the wild and the answer is a BIG 'NO!'

Even this little baby gator had some teeth on him, and super strength that almost turned into a bit of an incident in the Channel 957 studio!

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