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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Do you remember the Crandon Park Zoo in Key Biscayne?

CBS4 photojournalist Raphael Murciano, with some help from Zoo Miami communications director Ron Magill, takes a nostalgic look back.

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It is a special trip down memory lane, particularly for anyone who grew up in South Florida.

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The Crandon Park Zoo first opened in 1948 and was eventually replaced by the current Zoo Miami in southwest Miami-Dade.

Crandon Gardens, inside Crandon Park, remains a popular tourist destination, and a wonderful place for locals to check out and bring the kids.

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It is open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. Team