Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT083 - (Calgary-Zoo-Pandas) CALGARY. x-18s. The panda effect boosted attendance to a record level at the Calgary Zoo last year. Giant pandas on loan from China arrived last spring and the zoo recorded 1.48 million visitors as a result. But zoo C-E-O Clement Lanthier (cluh-MONT' lahn-TEE'-ay) says they had expected it to be a little bit higher. ("..our attendance.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Lanthier is not expecting another record this year, since traditionally the second year of any exhibit draws fewer visitors.

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NAT084 - (Calgary-Zoo-Pandas) CALGARY. x-19s. It took the arrival last spring of a family of giant pandas to create a stampede of visitors to the Calgary Zoo. Well over 1.4 million people turned out to see the animals on loan from China. …

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