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Spring River Zoo teaches about some of its furry canines

Caitlyn Lenz, Spring River Zoo education coordinator, pets Blue while Trinity moves around her enclosure during Saturday’s “Keeper Talks” about the zoo’s wolf-dog hybrids and coyote. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

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Wolf-dog hybrids can be wild and dangerous, but the two at the city-owned Spring River Zoo are used to their surroundings and their caretakers and will lie still for brushing or take a harness for walking.

Education Coordinator Caitlyn Lenz shared information Saturday morning during a “Keeper Talks” about Trinity, a 15-year-old female that was turned over to the zoo when its owner no longer wanted to keep it, and Blue, the 5-year-old male acquired as a companion.

The zoo’s lone coyote, Trick, a 9-year-old female given to the zoo by a person who had caught her after her mother was killed, was also part of the informational session.

Lenz answered visitors’ questions about the animals’ behaviors, their roles in their natural habitats, the colors of their coats, their diets, hunting preferences and enclosures, as well as about the zoo itself.

The Keeper Talks are held the second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. The next talk is scheduled for Feb. 8.

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