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Chaffee Zoo: Endangered Zoo List

November 18th, 2003 · 8 Comments

Today’s front page of The Fresno Bee tells the sad story that poor leadership and lack of will at the Chaffee Zoological Gardens is finally catching up with them.

Before going on, I should point out a potential bias on my part: My wife is Denise Chaffee, daughter of the late Dr. Paul S. Chaffee, affectionately known in his day as “Doc.”

Since many people probably no longer even know who “Doc” Chaffee was — as bewildering as it seems, I’ve searched long and hard and failed to find his name mentioned anywhere on the Chaffee Zoo website other than in the name of the zoo itself — here’s a little background….

[Note: The article also includes never before published photographs from Denise Chaffee’s private collection!]

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Free Food!

October 29th, 2003 · No Comments

Dropping into our mailbox today is the following note from Jean Chaffee. Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple. Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day […]

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