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Articles contributed by: 
Kathy Sexson, Director
Kristi Newland, General Curator
 Misty Ayers, Manager of Onsite Programs
Tarra Tyson, Manager of Educational Outreach
Whitney Buchman, Manager of Distance Learning & Technology



December 27th, 2013 Zoo offers many ways to volunteer (Tarra)


December 20th, 2013 The zoo before Christmas (Kristi)


December 13th, 2013 Zoo offering winter break camps? (Misty)


December 6th, 2013 So what's all the takin about? (Kristi)


November 29th, 2013 Consider zoo for holiday shopping (Misty)


November 22nd, 2013 "Liking" sometimes does more harm than good to wildlife (Whitney)


November 15th, 2013 Zoo animals come from many sources (Kristi)


November 8th, 2013 Playing outside, and dirty, always educational (Tarra)


November 1st, 2013 Fall brings changes at zoo (Kathy)


October 25th, 2013 Palm oil and how it links Halloween to the environment (Misty)


October 18th, 2013 More to zookeeping than meets the eye (Kristi)


October 11th, 2013 Annual Boo! at the Zoo creeping on the horizon (Brian Nelson, Director of Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo)


October 4th, 2014 Knowing all about the annual migration of monarch butterflies (Tarra)


September 27th, 2013 Zoo sees whirlwind of new animals, milestones (Kathy)


September 20th, 2013 Time to join the feline festivities at the zoo (Kristi)


September 13th, 2013 How some animals can thrive in extreme temperatures (Misty)


September 6th, 2013 Fall season offers several animal celebrations at the zoo (Whitney)


August 30th, 2013 The various options to transport animals from zoo to zoo (Kristi)


August 23rd, 2013 Annual Wild affair event a chance to enjoy, support zoo (Kathy)


August 16th, 2013 Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo chug full steam ahead (Tarra)

August 9th, 2013
World Elephant Day a chance to learn about issues (Tarra)


August 2nd, 2013 Enjoy Mississippi kites moving through area (Whitney)


July 26th, 2013 Last Zoo Edventure shows importance of people's impact on the environment (Tarra)


July 19th, 2013 Changes keep zoo vibrant, modern and moving forward (Whitney)


July 12th, 2013 You're never too old to rediscover Lee Richardson Zoo (Brian Nelson, Director of Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo)


July 5th, 2013 Zoo staff, animals go through some crazy days (Kristi)


June 28th, 2013 Four new flamingos joining flock at zoo (Kathy)


June 21st, 2013 Fair trade among themes at Global Bazaar (Tarra)


June 14th, 2013 Lee Richardson Zoo has plenty of news lately (Kathy)


June 7th, 2013 Study and practice of wildlife biology among paths to zoo work (Misty)


May 31st, 2013 Zoo offers chances to make a difference (Kristi)


May 24th, 2013 Zoo Edventures coming up soon (Whitney)


May 17th, 2013 Zoo offers weekend giraffe feeding opportunities (Tarra)


May 10th, 2013 Blues at the Zoo Coming up in June (Kathy)


May 3rd, 2013 Zoo's Earth Day celebration a success (Misty)


April 26th, 2013 Spring into the zoo for fun throughout the year (Kristi)


April 19th, 2013 Earth Day a chance for appreciation at the zoo (Whitney)


April 12th, 2013 Spring brings new arrivals, changes at Lee Richardson Zoo (Tarra)


April 5th, 2013 Tricksters abound among the animal kingdom (Misty)


March 29th, 2013 Sales tax on ballot boosts a unique attraction

- the zoo (Kathy)


March 22nd, 2013 Safety, security always a high priority at Lee Richardson Zoo (Kristi)


March 15th, 2013 March a great time to set up membership with FOLRZ (Brian Nelson, FOLRZ Executive Director)


March 8th, 2013 Medical benefits of snake venom (Tarra)


March 1st, 2013 Safari Shoppe to reopen and vehicle fee resume at zoo for spring hours (Kathy)


February 22nd, 2013 How to set up and use a vermicompost (Misti)


February 15th, 2013 In grand scheme of things, we're all connected (Kristi)


February 8th, 2013 Zoo visits among outdoor activities beneficial to health (Whitney)


February 1st, 2013 Fun facts about the black footed ferret (Tarra)


January 25th, 2013 Zoo making progress on Cat Canyon, panda exhibit remodeling (Kathy)


January 18th, 2013 Local animal diversity on display on Kansas Day (Misty)


January 11th, 2013 Lee Richardson Zoo finds use, new purposes for ordinary items (Kristi)


January 4th, 2013 Zoo offers various levels of volunteer work (Whitney)



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