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On the Town: Feast with the Beasts

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Lamont Thurston, of Toledo, left, and his wife Heather, center, listened to Toledo Zoo Deputy Director Ron Fricke talk about the zoo's elephants on the Tembo Trail at Feast with the Beasts at the Toledo Zoo.

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Jeff Miller, of Toledo, left, speaks with Toledo Zoo board member Sandra Hylant.

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Susan Allan Block, from left, Sandra Hylant, Steve Brown, and Callie Jacoby at the feast.

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Board chairman Mary Ellen Pisanelli and Lou Tosi.

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A hippopotamus swam close to the glass in search of more watermelon during Feast with the Beasts.

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Jeannie Hylant and Keith Burwell at the feast.

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Zoo Executive Director Jeff Sailer and Allan Block, chairman of Block Communications, at the feast.

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Tables were set with black lines, candles, and animal sculptures.

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Feast guests entered the "Beastro" and raised an estimated $50,000 for zoo programs and exhibits.

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Beau Barrow, from left, Tim Coleman, and David McMacken on the Tembo Trail at the Toledo Zoo.

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Phil and Chris Wolf, of Toledo, visit with the Toledo Zoo's hippos during Feast with the Beasts.

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