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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens turns 100

5:58 AM, Jan 9, 2014   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is kicking off their 100-year anniversary celebration Thursday. Members of the community including Mayor Alvin Brown took part in the celebration. 

The zoo has grown over the years. In 1914, its animal collection only had one red deer fawn.

It now has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals, 1,000 plants and a botanical garden.

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