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Zoo plans expansion of polar bear exhibit

...area.The first phase will include a cub transition center and the maternity den, according to zoo executive director Pat Lampi.The second phase will double the zoo's capacity for adult bears, with a braided water stream and upgrades to the...
Minnesota to be new home for rescued wolf pups

...they're healthy enough to travel.KTUU-TV reports ( ) that Alaska Zoo Executive Director Pat Lampi says the zoo in Anchorage has worked previously with the Minnesota Zoo, located south of Minneapolis-St. Paul.Fish...
Lazy elephant avoids custom treadmill

...progress, she has a long way to go. "She has two feet on the treadmill and has touched a third one on it," zoo director Pat Lampi said Tuesday. "Every six inches forward is a new goal. There are a lot of steps to go." Maggie's trainers and zoo...
State Briefs

...wounds during a roaring, tooth-baring spat. The incident climaxed years of increasing bullying by Oreo, said curator Pat Lampi. Lampi locked up Oreo to give Ahpun a chance to explore the exhibit alone. The bear was immediately more playful and...
Anchorage zoo installs treadmill for its elephant

...elephant. "They have built them for race horses and race camels but never for an elephant," said assistant zoo director Pat Lampi. The treadmill arrived Monday and was lowered through the roof, which has been removed for a renovation project to double...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...grizzly is too busy having a temper tantrum. ``He was beating on the bars and making a lot of big racket,'' said Pat Lampi, curator of the Anchorage Zoo, who darted the 3´-year-old bear after he broke into the zoo last week for at least...
Alaska Digest ongoing. Tiger dies at Alaska Zoo in Anchorage ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Zoo says its last tiger has died. Director Pat Lampi says Al the Amur tiger was euthanized under veterinary supervision Friday. Lampi says the health of the 18-year-old...
Animal-rights group criticizes candidate for elephant's home

...Animals. The place in question is the Elephants of Africa Rescue Society, located in Salinas, Calif. Alaska Zoo director Pat Lampi confirmed EARS is one of the top two locations being considered for Maggie's new home, though he said the zoo board...
California center offers to take, pay for Maggie

...very generous offer from them, but our main concern is finding the best place for Maggie," said Alaska Zoo Director Pat Lampi. "PAWS is a well-known facility, and they do a lot of good work." The costs of flying the 8,000-pound beast...
Alaska Digest ANCHORAGE - The board of the Alaska Zoo could decide this week on a new home for Maggie the elephant. Zoo director Pat Lampi said eight institutions have offered to take the 25-year-old African elephant. He planned to present a list Wednesday...


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