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Caged by financial woes, Boston-area zoos struggle

Visit to R.I. facility offers a study in contrasts

At Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, a giraffe stretched its neck out for a snack, affording an unobstructed view to visitors stationed on a platform in the distance. At Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, a giraffe stretched its neck out for a snack, affording an unobstructed view to visitors stationed on a platform in the distance. (John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / July 19, 2009

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PROVIDENCE - The group at the Roger Williams Park Zoo was 22 strong, ranging in age from 8 to 14. They ate rock candy, studied the elephants, marveled at the giraffes. (Full article: 1207 words)

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