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Winter at the Staten Island Zoo

It is always a treat to introduce friends to the fun at the always terrific Staten Island Zoo. Along with the terrific zoo collection, we got to meet up-close and personal, a young ground hornbill, Gregory the fennec fox, Foster the kangaroo, the now grown arctic foxes and of course, the popcorn smelling adorable, young binturong.  23 more words

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Remember That Time Bill de Blasio Murdered a Groundhog?

Yep, smiling New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the groundhog last year and it later… 90 more words

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De Blasio On Hand But Hands-Off as Groundhog Predicts Early Spring

Staten Island Chuck predicted an early spring this morning—and perhaps with it, a new day in government-groundhog diplomacy.

“Chuck says spring is coming! Good news all around,” Mayor Bill de Blasio declared at the Staten Island Zoo. 658 more words

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Staten Island Chuck Plays Nice With De Blasio, Indicates There Will Be Early Spring

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Groundhog Day 2015 in New York City brought the good news of an early spring, and even more good news for Mayor Bill de Blasio because Staten Island Chuck survived. 377 more words

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De Blasio Jokes Scientists Making Sure 'No Harm Befalls' Him, Groundhog

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Groundhog Day is Monday and Mayor Bill de Blasio is hoping the ceremony will go a little smoother this year.

During the annual Staten Island Zoo Groundhog Day ceremony last year, the zoo’s groundhog squirmed from de Blasio’s grasp after predicting six more weeks of winter and fell several feet to the ground. 344 more words

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After Past Groundhog Woes, de Blasio Vows 'No Harm Will Befall' Him or Rodent

Groundhogs can be unpredictable creatures. They might predict an unpopular six weeks of winter, or bring joy with news of an early spring.

Or they might take a bite out of a mayor, or even wriggle free from his hands and take a long, embarrassing and possibly deadly fall in front of news cameras. 485 more words

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De Blasio Happy To Not Hold Staten Island Chuck At Groundhog Day Ceremony

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The groundhog might see his shadow on Feb. 2, but he won’t be seeing Mayor Bill de Blasio.

A year after a groundhog… 539 more words

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