The wrecking ball is just about to go to work on the bricks and mortar of Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh in advance of its €70m revamp.


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A 1-year-old orangutan, hugs his surrogate mom, Maggie, at Brookfield Zoo’s Tropic World in Brookfield, Ill. Since his arrival in June 2014, (AP Photo/Chicago Zoological Society, Jim Schulz)



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