Amusement and theme parks

Mystic River Falls at Silver Dollar City in Branson
Image courtesy of Silver Dollar City
August 13, 2019 - 2:35 pm
BRANSON, Mo. (KMOX) — A half-mile water raft ride called "Mystic River Falls" will open inside a new $30-million area being added to Silver Dollar City in Branson called "Rivertown." The ride touts it will have the tallest drop on a raft ride in the western hemisphere at 45 feet, or 4.5 stories...
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FILE - In this undated photo provided by Animal Adventure Park, April the giraffe and her offspring Tajiri are shown in their enclosure in Harpursville, N.Y. April is pregnant again and the staff at Animal Adventure Park are waiting for her to deliver at any time. (Animal Adventure Park via AP, File)
March 13, 2019 - 12:49 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tail held aside? Check. Udders filled? Check. Swelling backside? Check. April the Giraffe shows every sign she'll soon deliver her calf, to the delight of an enthralled YouTube audience. "April is eating, eating, eating and eating," Jordan Patch, owner of Animal Adventure Park...
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March 11, 2019 - 2:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who was attacked by a jaguar after crossing a barrier at a zoo to take a photo of herself with the animal has apologized to the facility outside Phoenix. A spokeswoman for Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park said the woman, who suffered deep cuts, came back to the...
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This July 2018 image provided by Animal Adventure Park shows the April the Giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y. April, the giraffe whose pregnancy became an internet sensation, is pregnant again. Jordon Patch of Animal Adventure Park announced the pregnancy Wednesday, July 25, on NBC's "Today" show. Patch says the calf is due during the early part of spring around March. (Animal Adventure Park via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 11:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — You don't need to stick your neck out to predict that this bundle of joy is going to get some attention. April, the giraffe whose YouTube pregnancy in 2017 made her famous, is due again around next March. Jordon Patch of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, announced the...
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