Every day is a feast day at the Kansas City Zoo

From fish to alfalfa, the Kansas City Zoo spends roughly $500,000 per year just to feed its more than 1,100 animals representing some 215 species. “We have a specific diet for every single animal that we have,” said Sean Putney, director of living collections at the zoo. “Some of them are more stringent than others, but they are all very carefully calculated.” That’s why the zoo doesn’t want visitors tossing food to the animals. Cheetos do not occur in nature.

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For former Duke star Grant Hill, induction into college basketball hall is a family affair

Grant Hill grew up loving basketball, and he admits he can thank his football-playing father, Calvin, for that. Before his induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night in Kansas City, Grant allowed himself to reminisce about those times and how sweet it was to have his entire family witness the ceremony.

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Chiefs’ De’Anthony Thomas growing into larger offensive role

Rookie De’Anthony Thomas has seen his role in the Kansas City offense increase on a weekly basis, and he’s becoming a force to be reckoned with. Since Thomas’ return from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the first four games of the season, Chiefs coach Andy Reid has quietly unleashed him in a multitude of ways.

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