Ron Magill

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    February 13, 2014
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    November 26, 2013

    Breaking News: Zoo Miami Elephant Unable to Poop

    "Also posing a medical concern to the zoo: the status of Maude, an Asian elephant unable to move her bowels." -- an actual sentence in a Miami Herald story that comes with the partial headlines "elephant severely constipated."

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    September 17, 2013

    Carlita, Zoo Miami's White Tiger and Most Memorable Creature, Is Dead

    The single animal that Miami kids grew up with is gone. White tiger Carlita, who was born in 1992 and moved to the zoo in 1994, was euthanized after a lengthy illness. She is irreplaceable. Carlita had replaced another tiger, Lucknow, who killed a trainer that same year.

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    May 3, 2013

    Brew at the Zoo Mega-Deal: Get a Four-Pack of Tickets at Half-Price

    The fourth annual New Times Brew at the Zoo is tomorrow, May 4, at Zoo Miami. The event features great beers, good food, live concerts, and plenty of surprises. We know most of you have your tickets in hand and are busy planning for an evening of sudsy fun -- ironing your best beer-related T-shirt, ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    Kita The Giraffe Nearly Broke Her Damn Leg Trying to Flee Some Horny Bro Giraffe at Zoo Miami

    It is hard enough out there for a single mother giraffe just trying to get by with out some boned up douche giraffe male trying to force himself upon her. Kita the Giraffe, a 29-year-old lady giraffe at Zoo Miami, took a tumble yesterday while running away from a male giraffe. Kita was in a pub ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    There Was So Much Death at Zoo Miami on Monday

    The animals at Zoo Miami were reminded of their own mortality in a big way on Monday; once again warned that every second that ticks by is a second closer to their own unavoidable death.Reminded that one day they too will end up like Mohan the rhino and Tevy the tiger, who both took their final brea ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Punk-Ass Everglades Vultures Will Eat Your Car Just For The Fun Of It

    Vultures have never had a particularly good reputation, despite providing an important ecological service. So, apparently vultures in the Everglades have gotten together and decided, "Hell, we might as well give humans a reason to really hate us."Now they will eat your cars.

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    December 29, 2011
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    July 5, 2011

    Segafredo, OMG, Gardner's at SoMi's Taste Of The Town

    Miami-Dade Parks Foundation and Chamber South​The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and Chamber South are hosting a "Taste Of The Town" in South Miami this weekend, with local restaurants providing a sampling of bites in a truly fancy location - the rooftop deck of a parking garage. Now, this garage ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Feast With the Beasts at Zoo Miami Promises a Wild Time

    Laine Doss Feast With the Beasts will be fun. And we're not lion..​It's time to pair a cocktail dress with a pith helmet and head to Zoo Miami for the 2011 Feast With the Beasts this Friday, March 4, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The annual fundraiser for the Zoological Society of Florida promis ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    December 23, 2010
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    December 24, 2009

    Epic Fail Picks Up Miami Metro Zoo Beaver Spraying TV Host

    Last night, Banana Republican settled into bed with a nice cup of eggnog and holiday gingerbread cookies while indulging in one of my favorite past times -- cracking up at the expense of the rubes who end up on the Epic Fail blog. I came across this early Christmas present for my loyal reade ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Metrozoo Provides Family Fun With Dr. Wilde's Screamatorium

    Photo by Ron MagillNot the kind of clown you find at Cirque du Soleil.​Finding a place to take the peewees for a wholesome Halloween scare can be a daunting chore in this town. But the folks over at Miami's Metrozoo neatly fit the bill with Dr. Wilde's Screamatorium, the zoo's first full-scale fam ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Jaguar Love if You Know What I'm Talking About

    Rawrrrr Apparently there's another kitty in the Magic City with a name pronounced Raina, and much like New Times' own sexy-time columnist, this one seems to encourage folks to let their freak flags fly. You're going to have to go to the NBC6 video page to meet Miami Metrozoo's Ron Magill, who took ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    Hot Monkey Love

    Is that a banana in your pocket?

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    February 12, 2004
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    October 30, 2003

    Our Feathered Friends

    They're for sale in the gift shop at Parrot Jungle, which has some folks crying foul

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    February 20, 2003

    A-Hunting They Will Go

    The rabbit and vulture problem at MIA hits its Malthusian limit

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    November 12, 1998

    Taking Flight

    More evidence Miami's daily paper is for the birds: No courthouse buzzard story

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    October 29, 1998
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    January 22, 1998

    It's a Jungle in Here!

    The Zoological Society says Metrozoo makes fundraising impossible. Metrozoo says the Zoological Society doesn't know from fundraising.

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    February 13, 1997