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Where you were when Raja was born?
For some St. Louisans, Raja’s birth 20 years ago is a touchstone event, akin to the completion of the Gateway Arch or Game 6 of the 2011 World Series.
“We hear that all of the time — that people remember when he was born and how excited they were,” says St. Louis Zoo mammal curator Martha Fischer. “I still remember right after Raja was born telling (curator) Bill Houston, ‘We may as well retire now because it doesn’t get any better than this.’ ”
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