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Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

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Binghamton Zoo Ready To Open For Season

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is preparing to welcome spring visitors.

The zoo on Morgan Road on the city's South Side plans to be open for the next two weekends. The gates for the facility's 139th season will open Saturday at 10 a

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Zoo’s Adult Red Panda Dies

Xiao-Li, a five-year-old red panda at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, has died.

Zoo officials say they don't know what caused Xiao-Li's death. The animal was taken to Cornell University Wednesday for a necropsy

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Zoo Becomes “Beer Garden” For A Day

A wide variety of beers from regional brewers will be featured at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park's annual Zoo Brew event.

Organizers say the zoo pavilions will be transformed into a beer garden to allow people to sample some of their favorite brews from a half-dozen producers

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Zoo Prepares For Annual “Feast”

Hundreds of people are expected to attend next Wednesday's "Feast with the Beasts" event at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park.

This will be the twenty-second year for the summertime event at the zoo on the city's South Side

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ZHIN-LI IN JULY 2013    @BinghamtonZoo/Twitter
ZHIN-LI IN JULY 2013 @BinghamtonZoo/Twitter

Binghamton Zoo Welcomes Baby Red Panda

Zhin-Li, a red panda, was born at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park on June 18.

Zoo officials announced the birth on Thursday, saying the young cub weighs about two pounds and is thriving.

Zoo executive director Steven Contento says a female panda also born with Zhin-Li did not survive

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Roger Neel/WNBF News
Roger Neel/WNBF News

Alligator Seen In Binghamton Radio Studio

Surprise!

Unexpected guests do occasionally drop in on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

During Thursday morning's segment with Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park director Steven Contento, we were joined by volunteer coordinator Melissa Grippin and an American alligator named Brutus.  Watch the vid

Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Sport
Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Sport

Ross Park Hosts “Zoo Brew”

Supporters of the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park will have an opportunity to sample a few beers and help the zoo at the same time.

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