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Regenstein Macaque Forest Is Open
Thursday, April 02, 2015

Today, after 20 months, $15.5 million and a few practice splashes in the hot spring, the zoo’s newest exhibit—Regenstein Macaque Forest—celebrated its grand opening.

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