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Taking a break for a crunchy lettuce snack

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Jelani greets Caleb Atkins, 5, right, and Nathan Namara, 5, at the newly expanded elevated platform Friday at the giraffe enclosure in the African Journey section of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. The $125,000 project, which doubled the size of the platform to ease traffic flow at the popular zoo spot, was funded by a gift from the Ron Venderly Family Foundation. Construction began in February and was completed last week in time for its unveiling ceremony Thursday.