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Panther moved from quarantine at zoo

This photo of Phoenix, a panther on loan to the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo, was taken at the end of November while Phoenix was in quarantine. Now the panther has been moved to a regular exhibit area for public viewing.

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The panther on loan to the Great Bend-Brit Sapugh Zoo has been moved from quarantine to a public display area, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.

The adult male panther, named Phoenix, is on loan from Panthera Research, which is building a refuge in Texas that will eventually become the panther’s permanent home. For now, he can be found in the exhibit area across from the black bears. The zoo is open seven days a week, including holidays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phoenix’s quarantine was a standard safety precaution for animals coming into ...

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