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Zoo Knoxville announces target date for reopening

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Zoo Knoxville announced they expect to reopen in May. The Zoo’s President and CEO Lisa New announced Tuesday that May 18 is the target date for reopening. New said the zoo will limit the number of visitors with online ticket sales and reservations. Zoo Knoxville will reopen as passive use only, with… Keep Reading

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Spring means bees are swarming. Here’s what to do if you see a swarm

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Warmer weather means more bees are swarming. Every spring, what looks like “clouds” of bees stick to trees and sides of houses. Beekeepers are urging people to call the professionals to remove those swarms safely. Knoxville Beekeeper Rick Cheverton runs The Cliffs of Honey Bee Farms described swarms of bees come in a variety… Keep Reading

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Blount County Animal Center shares new policies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — If you are looking to add a new family member, The Blount County Animal Center has plenty of adorable and adoptable pets waiting for a forever home. They joined us to review the new policies they have in place to keep the animals and community safe. Continue Reading on ABC 6 WATE Keep Reading

Spring Break Virtual Field Trips – Animal Cams

[Spring Break Virtual Field Trips] Take a virtual field trip to see all kinds of animals with Animal Cams! See Baboons, Penguins, Polar Bears, Apes, Koalas, Giraffes, Burrowing Owls, Elephants, Tigers and Condors at the San Diego Zoo! See Pandas at Zoo Atlanta! See Giraffes, Gorillas, Elephants, Leaf Cutter Ants, Rhinos, and Chimps… Keep Reading

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Tiana the giant anteater arrives at Zoo Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tiana has arrived in East Tennessee! Giant anteater Tiana is settling in at her new home in Wee Play Adventure and spending time with her new caretakers. Tiana is in her mid-teens and could live up to 25 years in the zoo’s care. She’s a big girl, about 100 pounds. Our annual… Keep Reading

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200-pound black bear caught roaming University of Tennessee’s campus

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — If you think the scariest thing on campus is your grades, you haven’t been to the University of Tennessee. A 200-pound black bear was spotted roaming around the Knoxville school grounds early Sunday morning, Dec. 29, leading university police to call the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) for help. When wildlife officials… Keep Reading

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