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Oklahoma zoo employees search for painted dogs in Zimbabwe


February 18, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sitting in an Oklahoma City Zoo auditorium last year, Trisha McDonald got the spark that would send her on the adventure of her life.

McDonald listened as Greg Rasmussen, who's considered the world's leading expert on African painted dogs, spoke passionately to zoo patrons about the plight of one of the world's most misunderstood animals, never envisioning she and a colleague soon would be working with him in Zimbabwe for two weeks.

But that's life working at the zoo, where the pay might not make you rich, but the experiences will.

The zoo paid for the trip by McDonal...

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