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Texas Zoo displays exhibit at San Antonio Livestock Expo, promotes Victoria

Feb. 29, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Updated Feb. 28, 2012 at 8:29 p.m.


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The Texas Zoo exhibited native Texas species at the San Antonio Livestock Expo from Feb. 9-26.

"We are using this opportunity to fulfill our mission of connecting people with wildlife from Texas, inspire caring for nature, and advance conservation through education," said Andrea Blomberg, executive director of the Texas Zoo.

About 1.4 million guests attended the expo.

While at the event, the Texas Zoo also assisted the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department by informing guests, which animals are protected by the state of Texas and cannot be kept without permits.

The animals exhibited included a coyote, gray fox, armadillos, opossums, white-tailed deer, Texas tortoises, a red-tailed hawk, a great horned owl, a grey-banded king snake, a Texas rat snake and American alligators.

The exhibit space is a 49-by-60-feet tent that was decorated by plants loaned to the exhibit by the San Antonio Zoo.

The tent also featured displays and distributable information about Victoria.

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