| 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...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Kentucky-based rockers Cage the Elephant released their sophomore album, “Thank You Happy Birthday,” Jan. 11. The album opens with upbeat tracks which suggest a futuristic appeal derived from precisely chaotic artistry. The frenzy of the music...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
What do African game reserves and marine protection areas have in common?
Before jumping to a short answer, think about wild elephants, lions, rhinoceros, leopards and giraffes roaming broad savannahs of Africa. Imagine that the reserve program,...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 1:31 AM
The Aberdeen father and son team of Jeff and Jake Stohr experienced a thrill of a lifetime.
After stalking huge beasts for days through extremely thick Botswana brush in high temperatures and humidity, the pair brought down a trophy bull elephant on the...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Emerging from the African jungle, my knees wobbled as I carefully traversed the missing slats in the rickety footbridge. In the river chasm below, a dozen sunbathing crocodiles were awaiting my first misstep.
This surreal safari scene seemed real...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Funeral services for a young zookeeper killed last week by one of the elephants she cared for, will be held in Indianapolis. Stephanie James died from internal injuries Friday after an elephant pushed her into the heavy metal bars of a stall at the...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 8:04 PM
Disney World's latest backstage tour is off the beaten path. The Wild Africa Trek, which debuts Sunday, takes small groups of theme-park guests through the forests behind the scenes at Disney's Animal Kingdom. During a preview Friday, we found ourselves...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 12:21 AM
If we listen very carefully, we might just hear the whirling sounds of circus organs and carnival barkers beckoning one and all to join the show south of Highway 111 and Jasper.
No, the circus isn’t in town, at least not the one under the big top,...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Happy 2011, everyone! In spite of my advanced years, I was able to stay awake and greet the new year with a sparkling flute of bubbly and great expectations.
At 8 a.m. on New Year's Day, I was quite cozy in bed with my eiderdown over me and dog Lola...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 6:14 PM
The Murat Shrine Circus opened at the Pepsi Coliseum Thursday. A group of Central Indiana students got to enjoy a free performance as part of the opening ceremonies.
Shows run Thursday through Sunday with tickets ranging between $10-20.
| Mar 15, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Mireya Mayor has studied primates around the world and hosts shows on the National Geographic Wild Channel. An ex-Miami Dolphins cheerleader with a Ph.D. in anthropology, the South Florida native calls herself "girly-girly." In fact, her new book is...