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Hadiah the Sumatran Orangutan is happy to take a shot of Koolaid from Eleanor Knox, a keeper in Primate World, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Knox regularly
Hadiah the Sumatran Orangutan is happy to take a shot of Koolaid from Eleanor Knox, a keeper in Primate World, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Knox regularly "practices" with Hadiah, so that when they need to give her medicine, she'll be used to having something squirted into her mouth. Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Keeper Andrea Bryant (right) holds the attention of giraffe       while her hooves are cleaned and filed by by Head Veterinarian Dr. Liza Dadone and keeper Amy Schilz (left to right) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Keeper Andrea Bryant (right) holds the attention of giraffe while her hooves are cleaned and filed by by Head Veterinarian Dr. Liza Dadone and keeper Amy Schilz (left to right) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Amy Schilz, lead keeper for the giraffes, and Liza Dadone, Head Veterenarian, (left to right) do maintenance on the hoof of a giraffe by filing the hoof with an enormous file at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Amy Schilz, lead keeper for the giraffes, and Liza Dadone, Head Veterenarian, (left to right) do maintenance on the hoof of a giraffe by filing the hoof with an enormous file at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Keeper Andrea Bryant works with a giraffe to have to have him
Keeper Andrea Bryant works with a giraffe to have to have him "stretch" at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Because of having a bad back,  giraffe                  has been trained to
Because of having a bad back, giraffe has been trained to "stretch" when prompted by keepers. Every month and a half, a chiropractor comes to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to do an adjustment on the giraffe. Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Grom the Amur Tiger gets rewarded with chunks of raw meat and meatballs when he is carrying out a program in which he is able to be safely examined through the fence at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Grom the Amur Tiger gets rewarded with chunks of raw meat and meatballs when he is carrying out a program in which he is able to be safely examined through the fence at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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After Grom the Amur Tiger
After Grom the Amur Tiger "presents" his tail, Jeff Baughman holds on tight so that Head Veterinarian Dr. Liza Dadone, can get a blood sample of blood from the tiger at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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After Grom the Amur Tiger
After Grom the Amur Tiger "presents" his tail, Jeff Baughman holds on tight so that Head Veterinarian Dr. Liza Dadone, can get a blood sample at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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After having his present his tail under a gate, Rachael Downing gives Grom the Amur Tiger, a piece of raw meat. Grom was sticking his tail out of the cage, because the tail is a good place for the vet to draw blood for analysis. Thursday, January 9, 2014.   (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
After having his present his tail under a gate, Rachael Downing gives Grom the Amur Tiger, a piece of raw meat. Grom was sticking his tail out of the cage, because the tail is a good place for the vet to draw blood for analysis. Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Grom the Amur Tiger paws a tree while spending time outside at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Grom the Amur Tiger paws a tree while spending time outside at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Grom the Amur Tiger shows his pearly whites while spending time outside at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Grom the Amur Tiger shows his pearly whites while spending time outside at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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