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  • Flu at the zoo and other disasters: Experts help animal exhibitors prepare for the worst

    After experiencing power outages during a 2007 ice storm in Springfield, Missouri, Dickerson Park Zoo officials improved their backup power and heating systems to keep animals - like Henry, pictured here -- safe and warm.

    After experiencing power outages during a 2007 ice storm in Springfield, Missouri, Dickerson Park Zoo officials improved their backup power and heating systems to keep animals - like Henry, pictured here -- safe and warm.

    Photo courtesy Dickerson Park Zoo

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  • To reach Yvette Johnson-Walker, call 217-333-1903; email yjjohn38@illinois.edu.
    To reach Yvonne Nadler, email dr.yvonne.nadler@gmail.com.
    To reach Melinda Arnold, email marnold@dickersonparkzoo.org. The paper, “Flu at the Zoo: Emergency Management Training for the Nation’s Zoos and Aquariums” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.