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7/20/2009-- As astronomers and amateur stargazers stare heavenward at the total solar eclipse tomorrow in eastern China, at least one group of visitors, keepers and zoologists will be peering horizontally through the brief blackout at captive animals.

The city zoo in Changzhou, one of the best locations for seeing the total eclipse, will assemble elephants, monkeys and other animals deemed easy to control, to record the animals’ reaction to the disturbing changes of light and temperature during the eclipse. The observation at Changzhou zoo is one of scores of special events in China to mark the solar eclipse. 

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