Thursday, March 29, 2007

Perspective: Baghdad Zoo rebounds from war-time closing

Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, pet a cheetah during an assessment of the Baghdad Zoo March 19.

Soldiers with 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division have taken on some wild responsibilities in Baghdad’s Al-Zawra Park.

The park is inside the Green Zone at Forward Operating Base Prosperity and has walking paths, a small amusement park, horse stables and the Baghdad Zoo.

“It was kind of a shock because I didn’t know they had a zoo,” Sgt. 1st Class Herbert Mowery said in an Army press release.

Mowery, the special projects noncommissioned officer for the 15th BSB, recently moved with his battalion from Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern Baghdad to FOB Prosperity.

“It was a welcome surprise,” Mowery said.

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