Chaffee Zoo wins national award for Sea Lion Cove

Chaffee Zoo wins national award for Sea Lion Cove

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s Sea Lion Cove exhibit earned the 2014 Top Honor Exhibit Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The award, announced today at the national AZA conference in Orlando, Florida, is the national organization’s highest honor for exhibits, chosen out of applications from other members including the San Diego Zoo, the Smithsonian and Sea World.

Sea Lion Cove opened to zoo visitors on Aug. 27, 2012, featuring a 240,000 gallon pool with rock features making a home for three sea …

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2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

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EDITORIAL: Vote ‘yes’ on Measure Z

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘yes’ on Measure Z

BY THE BEE EDITORIAL BOARD

Fresno July 11, 2014

Looking ahead to the November general election, we believe there is an item that should be a slam-dunk “yes” for voters: Measure Z renewal for the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

The tenth-of-a-cent sales tax has fulfilled promises its backers made to Fresno County voters when they passed the first Measure Z with 73% support in 2004.

And let’s not forget that approval of Measure Z — which adds just one penny for every $10 spent on …

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FRESNO’S CHAFFEE ZOO FUNDING HEADING FOR NOVEMBER BALLOT

FRESNO’S CHAFFEE ZOO FUNDING HEADING FOR NOVEMBER BALLOT

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) –

Fresno County voters will get to decide if they want to continue funding improvements to Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo.The Fresno County Board of Supervisors agreed to put the zoo’s funding plan, Measure Z on the November ballot.Construction on the next big phase of the zoo expansion is well underway. The new construction, along with the Sea Lion Cove and other attractions all paid for with Measure Z, the one tenth of a cent sales tax measure approved by voters ten years ago. It brings …

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