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Zoo chief defends stance on closings

Says options to save facilities slim

Silvia Valladares, with sons (from left) Javier and Christopher Perez, enjoyed Franklin Park Zoo Sunday. Silvia Valladares, with sons (from left) Javier and Christopher Perez, enjoyed Franklin Park Zoo Sunday. (Maisie Crow for The Boston Globe)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / July 15, 2009

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John Linehan, president and chief executive of Zoo New England, last night defended his organization’s recent public statements, adamantly arguing that the two zoos in Greater Boston would be shut down if funding is not restored by the Legislature. (Full article: 1190 words)

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