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  • Atascadero's Charles Paddock Zoo has its bronze tiger back

    The Charles Paddock Zoo’s 1,700-pound bronze tiger is back after a thorough cleaning and refurbishing. The sculpture was hoisted into place at the Atascadero zoo on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Genesis Bronze in Paso Robles revamped the statue, which has had a home at the zoo for 25 years.

The Charles Paddock Zoo’s 1,700-pound bronze tiger is back after a thorough cleaning and refurbishing. The sculpture was hoisted into place at the Atascadero zoo on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Genesis Bronze in Paso Robles revamped the statue, which has had a home at the zoo for 25 years. Joe Johnston The Tribune
The Charles Paddock Zoo’s 1,700-pound bronze tiger is back after a thorough cleaning and refurbishing. The sculpture was hoisted into place at the Atascadero zoo on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Genesis Bronze in Paso Robles revamped the statue, which has had a home at the zoo for 25 years. Joe Johnston The Tribune

Effort to restore Atascadero zoo’s bronze tiger can be credited to one woman

March 06, 2017 10:46 AM

UPDATED March 06, 2017 07:32 PM

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