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Zoo Knoxville asks for help naming baby giraffe

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — What do you think? Is this face more of a Mike or Robert? Charles or Hank? Whatever your opinion, you get to decide! Zoo Knoxville is asking for help naming their new baby giraffe. Just submit your idea to the link here, or at right here. A few finalists will be chosen next… Keep Reading

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UT veterinarians give Oscar the bull a special pedicure

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Oscar the bull received special foot care from University of Tennessee veterinarians. “Hoof material of a cow is like our fingernail. It is constantly growing,” said Dr. Joe Smith, who specializes in working with large animals at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. So Smith and his team are not… Keep Reading

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Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley: Pet of the weekend

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — All across East Tennessee there are animals looking for their forever homes; Cera Smith with the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley spoke with WATE along with one of the many pets they have up for adoption. For more information on the Humane Society and all of the animals, they have… Keep Reading

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Tennessee winter trout stocking program resumes for 2021

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has resumed its winter trout re-stocking program, providing winter trout fishing opportunities to people who don’t normally have them. “Here in East Tennessee, we’re blessed with cold water mountain streams and rivers that support and sustain trout throughout the year,” TWRA spokesperson Matt Cameron explained. “But… Keep Reading

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Zoo Knoxville’s newest langur boasts Tennessee flair

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The lastest addition to the Zoo Knoxville family has a distinctively Tennessee flair. The zoo announced Friday that the langur troop has grown by one. The bright orange baby was born Nov. 30 to parents Lucy and Walter. It is the second langur baby born in Knoxville in the last three… Keep Reading

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Zoo Knoxville chimp delivers stillborn baby girl

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Sad news from Zoo Knoxville. Chimpanzee Jambo delivered a stillborn baby girl last night. Her keepers did everything they could for her but weren’t able to save the baby chimp. It would have been the 14-year-old Jambo’s first baby. Her pregnancy was announced in July. She came to the zoo from the Maryland Zoo… Keep Reading

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