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Zoo News: Wednesdays are vet days at Brit Spaugh Zoo

Allen Norris, who will be 4 years old next week, watches through the exam-room window as Zookeeper John Zimmerman brings in Luna, the kinkajou, to be examined by Dr. Corbett, veterinarian to the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. The kinkajou, also known as the honey bear, is a rain forest mammal.

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People took advantage of this week’s warmer weather by spending time at Great Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo.

Phoenix, a panther here on loan for the next year, has been moved from quarantine to a public exhibit area. All new animals are given some time to adjust and undergo physical exams before going in front of the public at large, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. However, members of the Zoological Society often get an early viewing.

It didn’t take a membership to the Zoo Society to see the two newest additions on Wednesday. Two Eclectus parrots that arrived ...

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