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  1. Disney's Rivers of Light show opening Friday after long delays


    After months of technical delays, Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom on Friday will finally turn on the lights for its new nighttime show, Rivers of Light.

    The production features live performers and music, floating lanterns, lasers and special lights, with images projected against a mist.
  2. We tried the Cross-Bay Ferry for errands and fun. Here's what happened.


    The word "ferry" might conjure a giant vessel filled with rows on rows of sleepy commuters. Basically, a floating subway car.

    Bob Jenkins, 74, a resident of The Villages, takes the Cross-Bay Ferry to St. Petersburg with family. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  3. Angry about Emoji, the dead baby manatee? Here's what you can do to help


    The sadness and anger arising from the death of a baby manatee nicknamed Emoji, who was brought to Lowry Park Zoo with a stomach full of trash and plastic bags, has prompted manatee fans to lash out at the human cause and ask: What can we do?

    Lowry Park Zoo uses volunteers to assist its Manatee Hospital. The zoo has taken in more than 400 manatees for critical care for a variety of severe illnesses and catastrophic injuries. 
DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2016)
  4. Lowry Park Zoo calls baby manatee's death 'tragic illustration' of human impact (w/video)


    Lowry Park Zoo recently posted this photo on its Facebook page of the orphan manatee calf nicknamed Emoji, who seemed to be making great health strides three months after he had arrived at the zoo emaciated and with a stomach full of trash. But Monday morning, the heartsick veterinary staff reported that the little seacow had passed away. [Lowry Park Zoo via Facebook]