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All cougar cubs photos: Kurt Thomas Hunt, courtesy of NYS Zoo at Thompson Park
All cougar cubs photos: Kurt Thomas Hunt, courtesy of NYS Zoo at Thompson Park

Heard Up North: Chirps and purrs - Watertown zoo welcomes cougar cub

A new cougar cub is making himself at home at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park in Watertown. For this Heard Up North, Joanna Richards got an intimate look at the young cat and spoke with the zoo's curator, Sue Sabik, about how he's growing up in his new home.  Go to full article

"Natural" Zoo Habitats Can be Deceiving, pt. 2

At your local zoo--if you can suspend disbelief for a moment--you might find yourself in the middle of a tropical rainforest. Or a dusty African plain, watching the animals in their natural habitat. Of course, those wild settings are merely a fašade. Clever construction techniques covering up concrete cages. In the second of a two-part series, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports... the thought and planning behind the displays can be nearly as intricate as nature itself.  Go to full article

"Natural" Zoo Habitats Can be Deceiving

Zoos across the nation are putting their animals in more natural settings instead of cages. For some zoos, it's done to make the animal's lives a little more comfortable. But for others, it's simply done to draw more people. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has the details in the first of a two-part series.  Go to full article

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