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One of four white peacock chicks finds shelter and food in a small pen at the Pioneer Park Aviary as aviary volunteer Jean Pennington cleans the area while talking to a park visitor about the chicks Saturday morning. Pennington said the chicks' mother was stolen about a month ago but the chicks have survived in a cage with two Impeyan chicks.

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Aviary may be on chopping block again

Friends of the Pioneer Park Aviary presented the city a check for $114,00 to cover aviary operating costs for 2011 and 2012.

WALLA WALLA - In spite of a $114,00 show of support from the community, funding for the Pioneer Park Aviary was again dropped for the preliminary 2013/2014 biennial budget.Two years ago, the aviary was dropped from the 2011/2012 biennial budget.

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