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  • Ringling Brothers Circus fined record amount by USDA

    Ringling Brothers Circus fined record amount by USDA
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slapped the parent company of the "Greatest Show on Earth" with a record penalty for alleged animal rights violations. Feld Entertainment Inc., which produces the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has...
  • Around the world in 23 days

    Around the world in 23 days
    Phileas Fogg went around the world in 80 days. I did it in 23. And I bet I visited more amazing sites than he — India's Taj Mahal, Easter Island, Tibet, Cambodia's Angkor Wat, the African plains, to name a few — all without having to endure...
  • Zambia underfoot: On the ground at Zebra Plains

    Zambia underfoot: On the ground at Zebra Plains
    MFUWE, Zambia - We're nodding off in our tent, pitched under a tree, when the crunching and gnashing begin. It's the hippos again, a half-dozen massive beasts climbing up from the Luangwa River for their nightly feed. During September, a hot, dry month...
  • Ohio animal escape may lead to tougher laws in Virginia

    Ohio animal escape may lead to tougher laws in Virginia
    UPDATE: House lawmakers declined to adopt that would make it illegal to possess "dangerous wild animals." FRANKLIN — Debbie Jeter unlocked the chain-link fence door and stepped inside. Less than 10 feet away was a 450-pound brown bear. The only...
  • Adult elephants say goodbye to baby elephant felled by heart illness

    Adult elephants say goodbye to baby elephant felled by heart illness
    The elephants at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany, said their goodbyes this week to Lola, a baby elephant who died from a pulmonary embolism. The herd gathered around and nuzzled her with their trunks before walking away. Lola, who was three...
  • At Dallas Zoo: Will giraffes accept the elephants?

    At Dallas Zoo: Will giraffes accept the elephants?
    Last September when I visited the Dallas Zoo, I learned about its pioneering efforts to re-create an African savanna by mixing elephants and hoofed critters. Although other zoos have mixed giraffes, zebras, guinea fowl, etc., Dallas is the first zoo in...
  • Woman Jumps Barriers, Pets Elephants at L.A. Zoo

    Woman Jumps Barriers, Pets Elephants at L.A. Zoo
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- A visitor at the Los Angeles Zoo Tuesday apparently liked elephants so much she decided to get as close them as possible. The woman, who has not yet been identified, crossed ditches and climbed fences -- barriers...
  • Woman jumps barriers, pets elephants at L.A. Zoo

    Woman jumps barriers, pets elephants at L.A. Zoo
  • Woman climbs into elephant enclosure at L.A. Zoo

    A woman somehow managed to climb into the elephant enclosure Tuesday at the Los Angeles Zoo, where she walked right up to the animals and petted them. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was able to cross ditches and climb fences to get into...
  • No security changes at L.A. Zoo after woman hops elephant fence

    No security changes at L.A. Zoo after woman hops elephant fence
    The Los Angeles Zoo said it had no plans to increase security at the elephant exhibit a day after a determined visitor climbed over multiple barriers and petted the pachyderms. The enclosure that separates the elephants from visitors is surrounded by...
  • Smart meters, parade floats and political upsets: 2011 in review

    Smart meters, parade floats and political upsets: 2011 in review
    Coyotes and Capote, political comebacks and smart meters, as well as controversy and intrigue in the quaint, but not-so-sleepy community of Montrose, gave us a year that included a fascinating set of story lines that will continue to reverberate into...
  • Past Tense: Johnny Rizzo's A Comic's Journey opens at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Jan. 10

    Past Tense: Johnny Rizzo's A Comic's Journey opens at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Jan. 10
    If you could rig up some sort of scale to measure the emotional toll one of those famous memory-lane trips takes on an individual, “A Comic Journey,” the hour-long, self-produced documentary by comedian and Bridgeport native Johnny Rizzo,...