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New Exhibits Planned As Forest Park Zoo In Springfield Marks 125 Years


    A western Massachusetts institution marks a milestone this year.  The Zoo in Forest Park in Springfield is observing its 125th anniversary.

    The zoo, which has rebounded after a couple of rough years financially, is planning special events and will debut three new exhibits.

    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Forest Park Zoo Executive Director Sarah Tsitso .

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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