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Recent Fresno State Grad Inspires Youth to Reach for the Sky

Image of Darina Khisiamova giving swim lessons.

FRESNO STATE — Through a megaphone on the pool deck of the Fresno State Aquatics Center, head swim and dive coach Jeanne Fleck encourages young backstrokers to “reach for the sky.” “Reach, reach, reach,” she said. “Try to be as tall as you can be.” It’s good advice, said Darina Khisiamova, a former Fresno State swimmer and one of several ...

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo Welcomes New Baby Wallaby

Image of a young wallaby.

FRESNO — Fresno Chaffee Zoo has welcomed a new baby wallaby. Tammar wallabies are born about the size of a jellybean and are then carried in their mother’s pouch for eight to nine months as they continue to grow and develop. The young wallaby is now out of its mother’s pouch and can be seen in Roo Walkabout. There are ...

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Colobus Monkeys

Image of a baby colobos with its mother.

FRESNO — Fresno Chaffee Zoo is excited to welcome two new baby colobus (Colobus guereza) to the zoo. “The Zoo is very excited to add two new members to our colobus troop,” said General Curator Lyn Myers. “We cannot wait to see these babies grow and develop with the help of their family.” When a colobus is born, all the ...

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo Renews AZA Accreditation

Image of two colobus monkeys having a discussion.

FRESNO — Fresno Chaffee Zoo has renewed its accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). “This is an immense accomplishment for the Zoo and the Central Valley community,” said Fresno Chaffee Zoo CEO Jon Forrest Dohlin. “By being an AZA accredited facility, we are able to give our community pride in knowing that Fresno Chaffee Zoo is one ...

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo Receives $50,000 Gift for New Tiger Area

FRESNO – Fresno Chaffee Zoo announced a $50,000 donation from Eugene Park, founder and CEO of Parsec Education, on Feb. 14, 2022. This generous gift will be used for a tiger enrichment area in the zoo’s newest project, Kingdoms of Asia, set to open at the end of the year. “This generous donation allows us to not only create a ...

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Zoo In The Rain

FRESNO — It started with a Simon and Garfunkel song, as good stories often do. Someone told me It’s all happening at the zoo. I do believe it, I do believe it’s true. That’s when I decided to take the kids to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno. Except the kids weren’t really kids anymore, they were in their final months ...

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