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John Ball Zoo Snow Leopard Dies After Battle With Cancer

Mi-Shan, the 18-year-old snow leopard that has been at the John Ball Zoo since 2002, has passed away after a year-long battle with cancer...

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10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 21-23

It’s Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd. The weather forecast looks nice...get outside and enjoy it. Here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend — both inside and out...

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How You Can Spend $1,000 Around Grand Rapids

Over the next few weeks we're giving you a chance at winning $1,000 twice a day. All you have to do is enter the code word you're given here...

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Penguins And Otters Return To The New Orleans Aquarium
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John Ball Zoo Hosting a Job Fair

Lions and Tigers and Jobs! Oh My!

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Bald Eagle Hit by Car Gets New Home at John Ball Zoo

A bald Eagle who was hit by a car in the UP last summer is getting a new home at John Ball Zoo, MLive reports. 

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You Know You Grew Up in Grand Rapids When…

There are so many things that people have experienced growing up in Grand Rapids. So many, that we compiled a list. You know you grew up in Grand Rapids when...

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Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
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PETA Petitions John Ball Zoo to Close Stingray Touch Tank After Animal Deaths

Following the deaths of 18 stingray and three sharks, PETA is calling for the closure of the stingray touch tank at John Ball Zoo, MLive reports. 

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Aquarium Reopens After ?5m Redevelopment
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Grand Rapids’ Zoo School Named Among Top 14 Most Innovative Schools in U.S.

A Grand Rapids' educational program is getting national recognition.

Tech Insider has named Grand Rapids Public School's Zoo School at John Ball Zoo one of the 14 most innovative in the country, MLive Reports

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Perfect Summer Date Spots in West Michigan

With summer upon us that means summer lovin'. Whether you're attached or single these are some of the best places to go on a date in West Michigan...

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The Ducks are Running at Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary

One kindergarten student said when asked what she thought about the ducks, "they are so cute and I so am excited for them to walk out because it will be like a parade."

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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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Best Outdoor Activities Around Grand Rapids- Jackie’s Top Five

It's summer time! So lets get outside and do something fun, here are the top 5 places in Grand Rapids you all should check out this summer for your outdoor destinations!

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