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V.23 No.27 |
John Gorka
John Gorka

music

Acoustic Performer John Gorka Graces Duke City

Singer/songwriter John Gorka delivered two highly spirited sets at the Summer Nights series at the BioPark (903 10th Street SW) on Thursday, June 19. The Minnesota-based veteran touring artist wowed longtime fans and won over countless Albuquerque music lovers who were new to his signature mix of deep and clever vocals, guitar and comedic storytelling.

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V.23 No.22 |

news

The Daily Word in Snowden's letter, the first "elfie" and James Boyd's autopsy

In the news: donating $120 million to some California schools, Boston Marathon bombing, letter from Edward Snowden from 2013, Elliot Rodger, attacked by a mama bear, historic Albuquerque cemetery, autopsy for James Boyd, closed primary elections, The BioPark welcomes a couple of sandbar sharks, Latabe takes the first “elfie.”

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V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
Padma, the pygmy slow loris
photo by Angela Harrell/ABQ Biopark

Summer Guide 2014

The Pygmy Slow Loris

Show your kids the best animal on Earth

A meditation on fun vs. “fun,” the zen of raising children, and the quiet majesty of a rare venemous mammal.

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V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012

news

The Daily Word in baby rhino, Hostess closing and suspicious coin

In the news: baby Rhino, BioPark’s Facebook page, Hostess Brands, you can make Twinkies at home!, LiLo had no idea, giant tree to Rockefeller center?, forced labor charges, internet?, Breaking dawn part 2, Sandoval County voters lash out, “Suspicious coin”, NM Land Commissioner bans coyote killing contest, Shepherd in Germany raises adorable baby lamb

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V.20 No.27 |
Adult king cobras can reach up to 18 feet
Adult king cobras can reach up to 18 feet

news

Deadly snake watch

King Cobra comes to the BioPark

In April the BioPark acquired two deadly sea snakes. Now it has added another deadly herpetological specimen to the fold.

There is no venomous snake in the world that can reach the length of a fully grown king cobra (up to 18 feet). But the BioPark says not to worry about this slithery 12-foot addition, who hails from Iowa. "Although king cobras are normally aggressive and eat other snakes, this cobra is quite docile and eats mice," the park writes in a press release.

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V.20 No.24 |
Indiana Jones would not be happy
Indiana Jones would not be happy

news

Poisonous Sea Snakes Invade BioPark

... Run!

Like many of you, I find snakes as fascinating and seductive as I do terrifying. They can be unpredictable and intimidating in their exotic, alluring beauty.  Waitare we still taking about snakes here? Anywho, it seems the BioPark decided it would be the ideal place to raise two venomous snakes rescued from an "accidental capture." Apparently, the snakes got tangled in with a fish shipment of some sort, and ended up in Cali. These snakes, dear cowboys and girls, are not your average rattlers. They are Hydrophis fasciatus, sea snakes from India considered to be among the deadliest species on planet Earth.  I imagine I'm not the only citizen of the Duke City that considers this a bad idea. The irony here is that these snakes are also among the more fragile of reptiles and almost never survive in captivity. Experts are on the case and reptile enthusiasts are aroused by the prospect of these two slinky scoundrels making the BioPark their long-term crib. Will this be a break-through for zoo keepers and serpent-lovers alike, or a deadly tragedy for some unlucky zoo-goer that most obviously could have been avoided? To snake lovers partial to the two-eyed variety, I say visit the BioPark this summer if you must, but be sure to bring your anti-venom.

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V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010

Alibi Picks

Valentine’s Day at the BioPark

The whole gussied-up, dinner-and-a-movie Valentine's date is so passé. Why not skip the formalities, get right down to the nitty-gritty and embrace our animalistic instincts? Today starting at 2 p.m., head down to Birds and the Beasts at the Rio Grande Zoo (903 10th Street SW) or Love Bugs at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden (2601 Central NW). There, find out what really goes on between the animal kingdom's sheets and learn about the reproductive techniques and mating rituals of insects, arachnids and other wildlife. Both programs cost $10, and space must be reserved by calling the Zoo at 764-6214 or the Botanic Garden at 848-7180. Sorry, kids; this primal performance is for adults ages 18-and-up. For more, stop by cabq.gov/biopark

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V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010
There are baby snow leopards at the zoo. These are not them. But they are probably this cute. Some of you want to eat them to deomonstrate your might as ruler of the food chain.
There are baby snow leopards at the zoo. These are not them. But they are probably this cute. Some of you want to eat them to deomonstrate your might as ruler of the food chain.

Animals

Are you a friend to animals?

Now someone has to make a joke about their teeth being friendly to animals and then say “mmm, spotted owl.” I’ll wait ...

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