Binder Park Zoo

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4:50 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Artist of the Month: Animal From Binder Park Zoo Creates Paintings

Ellie the tortoise gets started creating her masterpiece. Her feet are dipped in non-toxip paint, and she is allowed to roam across the canvas.
Erin Williams

What's got four legs, a hard shell, and an affinity for bright colors?

It's Ellie, a two-year old tortoise who lives at the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek. She's quite the painter.

That's right - painter.

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12:25 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Binder Park CEO says zookeeper stepped on by giraffe is "doing well"

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Woman was injured Monday when she lost her footing and fell while helping herd animals into a barn
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI -- A "seasoned" zookeeper whose foot was hurt by a giraffe Monday "is doing well" Tuesday, though she is hospitalized, said Diane Thompson, president and CEO of Binder Park Zoo.