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Zoo officials and protestors continue debate over saving lily pond

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Protestors gather outside of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to show their opposition to plans to further develop the zoo on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples. The group of protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors both distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.

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David Albers/Staff Protestors gather outside of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to show their opposition to plans to further develop the zoo on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples. The group of protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors both distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.

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  • David Albers/Staff
Protestors gather outside of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to show their opposition to plans to further develop the zoo on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples.  The group of protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors both distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.
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Board of directors treasurer Eric Thom discusses conceptual renderings of proposed plans to save the lily pond in front of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples.  A group of protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors both distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.
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Ross McIntosh, center, a board member for the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, discusses opposing viewpoints for developing the zoo with protestor Bob Printz, of Naples, on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples.  A group of protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors both distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.
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Local artist Paul Arsenault paints a picture of the pond in front of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens during a protest on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples.  Both the protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.
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Zoo visitors cross a bridge over the lily pond in front of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples.  A group of protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors both distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.
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Local artist Paul Arsenault chats with passers-by as he and other protestors gather in front of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples.  The protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors both distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.
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Local artist Paul Arsenault paints a picture of the pond in front of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens during a protest on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples. He led a successful public drive for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.
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Board of directors members Susan Liberski, Gail Garratt and Paula Brothers, left to right, discuss conceptual renderings of proposed plans to save the lily pond in front of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples.  A group of protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors both distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.
  • David Albers/Staff
Protestors gather outside of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to show their opposition to plans to further develop the zoo on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples. The group of protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors both distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.
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Protestor Jeannie Hautmann, second from left, discusses her opposing points of view with zoo board members Paula Brothers, left, Gail Garratt, second from right, and Linda Ottenad, right, in front of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Naples.  A group of protestors and several members of the zoo's board of directors both distributed information Saturday on their choices for alternatives to save the pond, which was going to be paved over as part of a county project.

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