| Jan 10, 2010
Lions, tigers, bears and a haunted house in Vietnam?
It's not a fairy tale, and the only missing ingredient is a voice exclaiming, "Oh, my!"
Lac Canh Dai Nam Van Hien is a $219-million amusement park that began construction in 1999 and opened Sept. 11,...
| Jan 8, 2010
The Fort Worth Zoo is one of the hottest attractions in North Texas. On a very busy day, the zoo might draw a crowd of 25,000 people. Not today.
With the bitter cold, the zoo didn't have any visitors Friday, except for a photographer taking a picture...
| Jan 26, 2010
Jerry Snapp loved Tiffany, and it broke his heart that he had to sell her. Close to 200 pounds, almost 4 feet tall, a foot and a half wide, she was his most beautiful skull.
He picked her up in the spring of '97. He heard about her from a friend and...
| Feb 7, 2010
It was, unquestionably, the best $2.55 I've ever spent on vacation.
For less than the cost of a Double Whopper, I spent a day in the company of 55 whoppers -- domesticated Asian elephants being rehabbed after lives of labor. No chains, no enclosures,...
| Feb 24, 2010
Things you expect to see at the Houston Zoo: giraffes, lions and bears. Animals in captivity that "captivate" anyone who walks by---but if you go to the elephants, no one can forget Max.
"Max lives here he's part of the herd," Trainer Daryl Hoffman said...
| Feb 25, 2010
Wednesday's death at Sea World is stirring up the debate over big animals in captivity. Several animal rights groups say it's time to get wildlife back where it belongs. Nancy Farnam with the Sound Animal Rights Alliance said "as long as we continue to...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 7:57 PM
SAN ANDREAS (KTLA) -- Well-known African elephant, Ruby the elephant, died at the age of 50 on Tuesday.
Ruby was one of the oldest African elephants in captivity, born on February 18,1961.
During her time at the L.A. Zoo, Ruby's habitat became a...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 1:30 AM
For the first time, a set of white tigers is part of the Yelduz Shrine Circus in Aberdeen.
The six tigers are part of the Vicenta Pages' tiger troupe, which is on tour for the first time with a Shrine Circus and the George Carden Circus International....
| Dec 2, 2010
The trappings of the joyous Christmas season are popping up all over our city. As if by magic colored lights have been appearing in gardens and tracing the roof lines of houses. My grandchildren, as all little children everywhere, are trying to be on...
| Dec 9, 2010
BOUTIQUES: Holiday Ceramics Sale — Friday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Community Center of La Cażżada Flintridge welcomes more than 50 artists to display and sell their...
| Jul 10, 2010
Some people volunteer in hospitals or libraries, but others babysit escape artist orangutans and dig worms for hungry foxes.
The Los Angeles Zoo enlists 800 volunteers from high school teens to retirees throughout the Los Angeles area, many of whom live...
| Jul 19, 2010
Smoky the Yorkshire terrier, Lady Astor the pigeon and a host of horses and mules whose individual stories are lost to history are among war heroes and heroines featured in the latest exhibit at the National World War II Museum.
"Loyal Force: Animals...