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Franklin Park Zoo may have to close

Patrick budget cuts also threaten Stone Zoo Some animals might have to be euthanized

Visitors watched a male lion at the Franklin Park Zoo last August. Deep cuts in the state budget may force the Boston institution to shut its doors, zoo officials said yesterday. Visitors watched a male lion at the Franklin Park Zoo last August. Deep cuts in the state budget may force the Boston institution to shut its doors, zoo officials said yesterday. (John Bohn/Globe Staff/File)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / July 11, 2009

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Franklin Park Zoo, a Boston institution that has drawn generations of city and suburban families, may be forced to close its doors and possibly euthanize some of its animals as a result of the deep budget cuts imposed by Governor Deval Patrick, zoo officials said yesterday. (Full article: 1050 words)

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