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Fresno Chaffee Zoo Opens Friday, CEO Delays Retirement

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo will reopen at 9 a.m. Friday, zoo executive Scott Barton said in a late morning Zoom teleconference on Wednesday. Dr. Rais Vohra, interim health officer for Fresno County, joined Barton at the zoo for the announcement. "I really want to give you kudos for the very hard...

RIP, Sara, the Nurturing Orangutan Beloved by Fresno Zoo Visitors

Sara, a Sumatran orangutan loved by many thousands of Fresno Chaffee Zoo visitors, died four months short of her 50th birthday. Zoo officials announced Friday that Sara was euthanized following the discovery of metastatic cancer in her liver, intestines, and lymph nodes. She lived an extraordinary life, given that the...