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  • Hundreds flee as wind drives flames through Griffith Park

    Firefighters struggled Tuesday night to contain wind-whipped flames that scorched hundreds of acres in Griffith Park, forced the evacuation of some of Los Angeles' best-known landmarks and raced toward hillside homes in Los Feliz, prompting a hasty...
  • Underrated destinations recommended by Times readers

    Nature in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Art in a deep Polish salt mine. A friendly Wisconsin town. A hike with views of the Tasmanian coast. Readers have spanned the globe and discovered adventure, history and in many places, peace. Here are some of their...
  • Elephant skull a big headache

    Elephant skull a big headache
    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...
  • Let Billy the elephant into his new home

    Let Billy the elephant into his new home
    I traveled to the Los Angeles Zoo last week to observe Billy the Asian elephant and explore the Pachyderm Forest -- a state-of-the-art habitat being built for Billy and other endangered Asian elephants. I wanted to see for myself the project that had...
  • L.A.'s Pachyderm Forest should be built

    L.A.'s Pachyderm Forest should be built
    What's a trip to the zoo without a glimpse of an elephant? Increasingly common. Acknowledging that traditional elephant exhibits are inadequate to the point of cruelty -- small, spare, with foot-punishing floors -- zoos have chosen divergent directions....
  • Zoos without elephants: a lesson in compassion

    Zoos without elephants: a lesson in compassion
    In his Dec. 9 column, "Zoos without elephants would be a loss for the children of L.A.,” Hector Tobar protests the possibility that Billy, a 23-year-old Malaysian elephant held captive at the Los Angeles Zoo for nearly two decades, might go to a...
  • Letters to the editor

    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Letters: A Jan. 28 letter about "smart power" was published with a misspelled signature, Martin Laudal. The letter was written by Martin Maudal. — -------------------- Guantanamo POWs Re “ Obama sets...
  • Family vacation hot spots in Indianapolis

    Family vacation hot spots in Indianapolis
    The Children's Museum. Sometimes biggest is best, and this, the largest children's museum in the world, is a smashing hit with kids of all ages. Ramps spiral up five floors, with Dale Chihuly's largest-ever permanent glass installation soaring up...
  • Big 'oops': 2-ton hippo escapes from private zoo, strolls around Montenegro village

     
    PODGORICA, Montenegro — A hippo escaped from a flooded private zoo in Montenegro today, shocking villagers who found her strolling near their homes. Even more shocking, the zoo owner plans to wait a bit before trying to recapture the 2-ton......
  • PETA pulls unauthorized anti-fur ad featuring Michelle Obama, asks White House to demand name change for circus elephant named for the president

     
    The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Tuesday it is pulling an ad campaign that used the likeness of First Lady Michelle Obama without her permission. At the same time, PETA is urging the White......
  • Obama fur ad falling, but 'Baby Barack?'

     
    by Mark Silva Another Obama-inspired ad campaign bows to the pressure of the Obama White House, which doesnt appreciate images of the Obamas deployed for commercial purposes. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which had produced a composite...
  • Still at large: Nikica, 2-ton hippo that escaped from private zoo in Montenegro

     
    A 2-ton hippo who escaped from a flooded private zoo in Montenegro was roaming free today but returning to the zoo owner's restaurant to eat bread and hay. Officials disagreed over whether to kill the hippo, considered one of the......