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Mill Mountain Zoo staff members and the Board of Directors held a ceremonial groundbreaking today for the new black bear exhibit that co-director of operations Derek Kellogg says they hope to have open – with at least one bear on hand – by this summer.  A private $300,000 donation has already covered construction costs to remodel what used to be Ruby the Tiger’s lair for the black bears.

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