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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sad news from Cosley Zoo

Today's guest blogger is Mandie from Wheaton:

Have you heard? The beloved horse, June, who has made Cosley Zoo home for the past several years died this past Sunday. She was 14 years old. According to one of the zookeepers, she was sick and taken to the vet, but did not survive. She died on Sunday evening, July 12, 2009. June was an American Cream Draft Horse and shared her stall with Pro the Shetland Pony. Pro appeared to be somewhat lost while on display today. Normally he is seen following June as she wanders in the horse enclosure. The zookeeper said, "He knows something is different, but I don't think he knows what," as she sympathetically scratched him behind his ears. Since June was not in the stall with Pro at her time of death, the keeper staff does not believe she is mourning at this time. According to Danielle, a zoo spokesperson, they hope to get a new companion for Pro since horses thrive with companionship.

There will be a memorial fund to remember June, but details are not yet available. If you are interested in making a donation in honor of June, you can do so by contacting the staff of the Cosley Zoo.

On a personal note, while the ducks are String Bean's favorite zoo animals by far, she is always thrilled to see the horses. Today was a sad day as the big white horse no longer is with us.

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Farrah July 14, 2009 at 9:00 AM  

That IS sad! We loved the horsie! I hope they find a stall-mate for the pony soon.
Thanks for the info, Mandie. I hadn't heard about this yet.

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