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ZooMontana gets 4-wheeler from ExxonMobil

ZooMontana gets 4-wheeler from ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil donated a four-wheeler to ZooMontana on Friday, adding to the zoo's growing fleet of grounds vehicles.

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Eagle release

Eagle release

eagle release

December 09, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Eagle carrier

Eagle carrier

Montana Raptor Conservation Center's Jordan Spyke carries an eagle in its carrier at Riverfront Park in Billings on Tuesday. The bird was released at the park.

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Montana Raptor Conservation Center's Becky Kean

Montana Raptor Conservation Center's Becky Kean

Becky Kean, Montana Raptor Conservation Center Director was in Billings on Tuesday to release a female bald eagle that had received care at the center.

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Spectators watch an eagle

Spectators watch an eagle

Spectators watch an eagle's release near the Yellowstone River on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Reluctant Eagle

Reluctant Eagle

Montana Raptor Conservation Center's Jordan Spyke (R) and Jeff Ewelt of Zoo Montana try to coax an eagle out of its carrier at Riverfront Park in Billings Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

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Eagle takes flight

Eagle takes flight

An female eagle takes flight after being released near the Yellowstone River on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Eagle takes off

Eagle takes off

Jeff Ewelt of ZooMontana stands back while and eagle takes flight near the Yellowstone River on Tuesday. 

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Eagle flies

Eagle flies

An eagle, released by Montana Raptor Conservation Center officials, takes flight at Norm Schoenthal Island south of Billings on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Eagle rescued in Billings to be released

Eagle rescued in Billings to be released

An immature bald eagle rescued along the Yellowstone River in Billings on Nov. 26 will be released at Norm’s Island next Tuesday.

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ZooMontana introduces new Canada lynx

ZooMontana introduces new Canada lynx

On Wednesday, ZooMontana introduced its newest resident to the public — a 4-year-old male Canada lynx named Opi.

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With quarantine lifted after reported bite, ZooMontana wolves back on display

With quarantine lifted after reported bite, ZooMontana wolves back on display

The 10-day quarantine placed on ZooMontana’s pair of gray wolves after a report that one of them might have bitten a young child has ended, and the wolves are back on public view.

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ZooMontana's deer Rocket euthanized at age 17

ZooMontana's deer Rocket euthanized at age 17

ZooMontana’s 17-year-old Sika deer, Rocket, was euthanized on Monday due to complications and concerns over his progressing arthritis.

October 28, 2014 1:52 pm Video Photos

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Boo at the Zoo brings out crowds of trick-or-treaters

Boo at the Zoo brings out crowds of trick-or-treaters

A mouse, a bumblebee and a ladybug had an appointment with a possum, a lizard, a hedgehog and a few other creatures Saturday at ZooMontana.

October 25, 2014 5:50 pm Photos

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ZooMontana receives good news about bear exhibit

ZooMontana receives good news about bear exhibit

Worries that erosion might threaten the bear exhibit at ZooMontana were all but squashed Wednesday after the zoo received some good news.

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Patriotic road trip: Travelers likely to be in town over the holiday weekend

Patriotic road trip: Travelers likely to be in town over the holiday weekend

Although no fireworks will be launched from the top of Pompeys Pillar on Friday, visitors are likely to flock to area attractions for the holiday weekend. 

July 04, 2014 7:15 am Video Photos

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NextGen group formed by Chamber of Commerce

The Billings Chamber of Commerce has announced the formation of NextGen, a young professionals’ sector of the organization. NextGen will allow the Chamber to better serve millennials (age 21-39), foster relationships with them and connect them with the Chamber. The group will establish its o…

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Group that went to Sioux Falls last month building a work plan

Group that went to Sioux Falls last month building a work plan

They went to Sioux Falls, S.D., and liked virtually everything they saw.

June 25, 2014 1:30 am Photos

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Ups and Downs:

Siberian sisters. ZooMontana has tigers again! Two 19-month-old females from a Florida animal park arrived last week. ZooMontana Executive Director Jeff Ewelt said the new cats may be on exhibit in early June.

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New tigers arrive at ZooMontana

New tigers arrive at ZooMontana

Two new Siberian tigers were greeted by excited members of the ZooMontana staff when a truck carrying the cats from Florida arrived at their new home at about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.

May 20, 2014 8:06 am Photos

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