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ZooAmerica Gets Prairie Dog Gone Crazy With 11 New Babies!

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That's quite the handful!

ZooAmerica's black tailed prairie dog population got a bump to 20 as 11 babies have been scurrying around since May.

Quite the entertainers, the prairie dogs are RIDICKulously cutez and they LUV run and run and run!

The prairie dog used to be the most abundant animal in the States, but 98 percent of their population has been wiped out.

So these cuties are definitely receiving a warm welcome!

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Baby Burrowing Owlet Triplets At ZooAmerica!

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Pennsylvania's ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park got a special treat when three GORGEOUS burrowing owlets hatched at the end of May.

The eggs came from the National Zoo in D.C. and ZooAmerica staffers hand-reared the darling babes.

The zoo hopes to introduce two of the owls to the Southwest while one stays behind to become a part of the zoo's education programs.

Burrowing owls live in nests on the ground and they are active during the day, making unique within the owl family.

Welcome to the world, you three cuties!

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Bison Die At ZooAmerica During Hershey Flooding

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Sadsies!

Two bison at ZooAmerica are confirmed casualties of the flooding in Hershey, PA.

They were swimming, barely keeping their heads above the water. The zoo workers tried their hardest to save the animals.

A witness said:

"The water, of course, kept getting higher and higher and they were just trying to keep their head above water, and at one point they had a rope and they were just trying to hook that around the horn of the bison."

They were unable to save the bison, though.

The zoo workers stayed the whole night, caring for the animals they were able to rescue.

Check out the above video for more details and eye witness accounts.

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