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Taronga and Melbourne Zoo challenged by monkey escapes, false alarms and euthanasia

Taronga and Melbourne Zoo challenged by monkey escapes, false alarms and euthanasia
January 5, 2024
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Karen Sweaney

Co-founder and Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor and co-founder of Australasian Leisure Management.

Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

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