06/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

National Zoo In DC Using Stimulus Funds Despite Ban

Soyono the Sumatran tiger will get her enclosure spruced up under the federal stimulus bill. So will Luke the Lion. But forget about Miss B., the old world rabbit at the Philadelphia Zoo. The polar bears in Providence? Left out in the cold.

The economic stimulus law explicitly bans state and local governments from spending stimulus money on zoos. But it makes no mention of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., where Luke and Soyono live.

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