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Zoo Atlanta Lets Visitors Feed the Exotic Animals

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April 6, 2012
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If you've ever wanted to feed a Komodo dragon, Zoo Atlanta can make that happen. The Georgia zoo has started a new program that allows visitors to get closer than ever to some of the exotic animals.


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Wildlife Protection: The Hippopotamuses of Swaziland

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Wildlife Protection: Hippopotamuses of Swaziland

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