Behind The Scenes Tour at Chaffee ZooLoading
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    From left, Sandy Schmeling, Paige Sowden, 9, Tess Schmeling, Ethan Sowden, 5, and Dorothy Fortune watch as relief keeper Alex Alamar pets "Jennifer", an Iguana Cove Tortoise in her 90's, during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    "Knobby", a Galapagos Tortoise in his 50's, eats a carrot offered to him by relief keeper Alex Alamar during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    "Knobby", a Galapagos Tortoise in his 50's, eats a squash offered to him by Paige Sowden, as relief keep Alex Alamar, left, Melody Sowden, second from left, Ethan Sowden, second from right, and Tess Schmeling participate in a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    From left, Ethan Sowden, 5, Melody Sowden and Paige Sowden, 9, walk through the hoof stock area during in a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    From left, Dorothy Fortune, Tess Schmeling, hoofstock keeper Sal Flores and Paige Sowden watch "Darwin", a 15-year-old Red Kangaroo, during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    "Knobby", a Galapagos Tortoise in his 50's, eats a banana offered to him during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Ethan Sowden, 5, feeds piece of corn on the cob to "Vivian", a 7-year-old Red Kangaroo, during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Lead keeper Amber Talley, right, hands a paintbrush to "Kara", a 37-year-old Asian Elephant, during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Lead keeper Amber Talley, holds a painting made by "Kara", a 37-year-old Asian Elephant, during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Participants pet "Jennifer", an Iguana Cove Tortoise in her 90's, during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Lead keeper Amber Talley, right, leads Ethan Sowden, 5, of Fresno, to "Kara", a 37-year-old Asian Elephant, during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Ethan Sowden, 5, of Fresno, pets "Jennifer", an Iguana Cove Tortoise in her 90's during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Paige Sowden, 9, brushes "Rainbow", a sheep, during a Behind The Scenes tour at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, Calif., on September 23, 2013. The zoo recently began offering these tours to the public.
    SILVIA FLORES | THE FRESNO BEE
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