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Want to win 4 tix to the wildest trick-or-treat in town? Retweet our next tweet - we'll draw 1 winner on Tuesday!

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Ready for a lion cub photo that'll melt your heart?

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Happy 5th birthday to our lion king Luke, new father of 7 cubs!

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Big boy Kandula explored 1 of the new Elephant Trails yards today. You can explore new ET exhibits starting Friday!

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3 beautiful sculptures - among many things you'll enjoy when the Elephant Trails Outpost opens in a week!

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Ears a-flapping, Ambika is ready for phase 1 of Elephant Trails to open Labor Day weekend!

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Shanthi explored Yard 3 of her new home on Elephant Trails this morning for the 1st time!

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Baby sengi? aka black and rufous giant elephant shrew born at our Small Mammal House. She's now leaving her nest!

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Haloko, our gorilla grandma, turned 43 yesterday! Keepers gave her special birthday enrichment.

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Our red panda mother and week-old cub. Read all about them and see more pix at bit.ly/c5Pb0M

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What's red & white & cute all over? Our week-old red panda cub!! Prepare for cute overload.

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Can you believe that's the same species?! Know what it is? Find out about our baby birds: http://bit.ly/bb23l0

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Our Andean bear cubs were named Chaska and Bernardo by public vote. http://bit.ly/djcxv3

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We're home to the oldest known Speke's gazelle in a zoo & it's his b-day! The little endangered herbivore's 15!

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Another gorgeous clouded leopard cub photo? Sure!

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Think you've already seen the cutest clouded leopard cub pix ever? Think again!!

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Here's the female cub! Yep, we've got 1 boy & 1 girl! Find out how you can tell them apart: http://bit.ly/bXtTiI

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Andean bear mom + cub playing! Lots more photos & a brand new update at http://bit.ly/bXtTiI

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Baby bear Friday! New photos of our Andean bear cubs. 2 boys? 2 girls? 1 each? Find out today!

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It's a girl! And she could soon be a big sister! http://bit.ly/8Y6MIl

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