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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.

October 31, 2014 4:55 pmLoading…
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.

September 03, 2014 4:18 pmLoading…
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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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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Events pack calendar at ZooMontana

Events pack calendar at ZooMontana

A peek at ZooMontana’s calendar for this spring and summer looks more like that of a busy social butterfly than one belonging to a local nonprofit, and officials there couldn’t be happier about it.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New tigers at ZooMontana expected next week

New tigers at ZooMontana expected next week

Two Siberian tigers being acquired by ZooMontana from a Florida zoo could arrive in Billings as early as Monday. 

May 14, 2014 12:15 pm Photos

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ZooMontana director announces plans for 2 new tigers

ZooMontana director announces plans for 2 new tigers

A pair of 18-month-old Siberian tigers could be calling ZooMontana home as early as this summer.

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Reporter's Notebook: Figuring out what Billings aspires to be

Reporter's Notebook: Figuring out what Billings aspires to be

Usually when I’m working, I’m like a fly on the wall, peering at what’s going on without getting too involved or caring too much about the outcome — so long as folks keep their flyswatter in their pocket.

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ZooMontana tiger dies; cancer complications likely cause

ZooMontana tiger dies; cancer complications likely cause

Prince, ZooMontana's 18-year-old Amur tiger, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, probably due to complications from an aggressive cancer.

March 12, 2014 11:00 am Video Photos

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Online contest nets ZooMontana new Toyota hybrid

Online contest nets ZooMontana new Toyota hybrid

Troy Paisley, ZooMontana's education director, took a long look at the brightly lit dashboard display of a brand new Toyota Prius before hopping out from the passenger seat.

February 05, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Celebrate Billings’ new library all month long

Gazette opinion: Celebrate Billings’ new library all month long

January and February can be the bleakest months of the year. The big holidays are past and winter has overstayed its welcome, except on ski slopes and snowmobile trails.

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'Happy as can be': Many ZooMontana animals are most at home in winter's cold

'Happy as can be': Many ZooMontana animals are most at home in winter's cold

On a chilly, wintery morning at ZooMontana, little can be heard other than the soft crushing of snow beneath the boots of zoo director Jeff Ewelt and the nearby hum of a small tractor clearing walkways.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Thousands of kids visit ZooMontana for Boo at the Zoo

Thousands of kids visit ZooMontana for Boo at the Zoo

ZooMontana may have set an attendance record Saturday with Boo at the Zoo, a kid-friendly Halloween event, the zoo’s director said.

October 26, 2013 8:34 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Good news on zoo revenue

Gazette opinion: Good news on zoo revenue

Newborn otter pups and a new Canada lynx exhibit helped draw more visitors to ZooMontana in recent months. However, changes behind the scenes have created the zoo’s biggest achievement in years.

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ZooMontana reports first annual profit since 2009

ZooMontana reports first annual profit since 2009

In what officials hope is a sign of things to come, ZooMontana expects to report a profit for the first time in years on Monday when its 2012-13 fiscal year ends.

September 30, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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