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  • Simply beastly weather

    Simply beastly weather
    Never mind that snow leopards are supposed to revel in this weather. This one, recently arrived from San Antonio, ventured outside for a minute into the snow and ran back into his enclosure. "He is a Texas boy, and he just hates it," said one of his...
  • Dealing with silly improvement campaigns

    Q. I work part time as a receptionist for a company that uses our branch as a training ground for management. When things are going well for the current management team, why do they begin to focus on the lowest paid staff and the things they can do to...
  • Kelly Ann the elephant paints

    Kelly Ann the elephant paints
    The folks at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have shared this video that gives us an elephant's perspective. By attaching a small GoPro video camera to the head of Kelly Ann, an elephant famous for her ability to paint pictures, we get her...
  • Review: Wild Animal Trek takes visitors on VIP jungle tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Review: Wild Animal Trek takes visitors on VIP jungle tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    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...
  • Animal Kingdom: Wild Africa Trek will get guests even closer to nature

    Animal Kingdom: Wild Africa Trek will get guests even closer to nature
    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...
  • Bears, big cats routinely suffer in Chinese zoos and wildlife parks, animal welfare group says

     
    BEIJING — Performing animals in Chinese zoos and parks are often trained using abusive practices, including routine beatings, and are housed in inadequate shelters, according to a report by a Hong Kong-based animal welfare group released Monday. Bears...
  • Review of Toledo Zoo incident in which elephant attacked keeper finds that keeper broke rules

     
    TOLEDO, Ohio — An Ohio zookeeper critically injured after an elephant charged and pinned him in a corner violated two rules by going into the enclosure alone, according to a review of the attack released Tuesday. The keeper should have......
  • Kenyan officials seize 2 tons of ivory, rhinoceros horns destined for Malaysia at Nairobi airport

     
    NAIROBI, Kenya — Wildlife officers seized 2 tons of elephant ivory and five rhino horns at Kenya's main airport that were to be illegally shipped to Malaysia, an official said Tuesday. Paul Udoto, a spokesman with the Kenya wildlife Service,......
  • Indian panel recommends policy changes to protect wild elephants

     
    NEW DELHI — India should protect its elephant population by securing its wildlife reserves, curbing poaching and restricting development in the corridors they use to travel between forested areas, a panel recommended Tuesday. Poaching for ivory and...
  • Tree's weapon against elephants? Ants!

     
    Ecologists have discovered the secret weapon used by certain acacia trees to defend themselves against ravenous elephants: ants. The finding could one day help conservationists protect vulnerable plants from elephants and other large herbivores, said...
  • Photos: Athletic bears, dogs, birds, cats, horses, monkeys and more show off their jumping skills

     
    Animals never cease to amaze us with their many talents. Their soccer prowess, their skills on the agility course, their purported psychic abilities, their aptitude for dancing and many other skills constantly impress us. Heck, some animals are even...
  • Natural History Museum showcasing classic cars

     
    Natural History Museum showcasing ancient autos: L.A.'s Natural History Museum will be opening it's collection of historic cars and motorcycles to the public on a limited basis, starting Friday. The 63 vehicles, which date to 1900, can be seen in......