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Two bits of news (good and not so good) for our beloved Big Bear Alpine Zoo (formerly known as Moonridge):

1. As of January, a building contractor was finally chosen: "PGAV Destinations has been selected for the design of the relocation of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo." And with that news came a 'tentative date' for breaking ground: October of this year. If they actually start in October, and construction is expected to take 18-24 months - that means that unless there's a miracle, 2017 is the earliest for the opening. But hey, that's something anyway.

2. The zoo's curator, and a women many of us have come to love, Debbie Richardson, has retired. I believe it was effective in February.
She must have given notice last year as the zoo has been posting for a new curator since November of last year. As of last month, Bob Cisneros became the new General Manager and Curator. He was, I believe, the curator for the San Diego Zoo for many years. I know every one who has been to "Moonridge" for the charity events will miss Debbie. :( Below is my favorite photo of Debbie from all the Moonridge events I've attended - and you can see why. :)

We'll miss you, Debbie!

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IT'S NEVER OVER UNTIL IT'S OVER!

UNDER THE CUT, YOU'LL FIND THE ITEMS STILL OPEN OR UNCLAIMED. YOU CAN STILL DONATE TO MOONRIDGE BY GETTING ONE OF THE WONDERFUL ITEMS AND/OR BY CLAIMING SOMEONE ELSE'S 'WISH'. AND OF COURSE, YOU CAN STILL ADOPT! IF YOU'VE FORGOTTEN ANYTHING, LIKE HOW TO DO ANYTHING, FEEL FREE TO REVISIT THE FAQ.

Only items NOT under the cut are those Special Items that were available to "everyone who donates" a specific amount of money. If you're still interested in those, go to the WELCOME PAGE and then go to  PAGE 2 OF DONATED ITEMS. Animals are still here.

BTW: Stevie, the blind bunny, Captain Jack Sparrow, the lovely Kestrel and Lulubelle, the grand Golden Eagle, have been the least adopted animals.

REMINDER: For those who have made their choices, tomorrow, SATURDAY, JULY 14TH,  is the final payment date!

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