African Alphabet Animal
Wild cat banned from WA (Perth Now)
WA animal authorities are relieved a domestic cat with the temperament and genes of a wild African animal has been banned from Australia because of its threat to wildlife and the environment.
Disney's 'Baby Elephant Walk' (Orlando Sentinel)
When African elephant Tsavo was born this summer at Disney's animal Kingdom, two pachyderm families were already in place to welcome the 327-pound calf.
Wild Animal Park reveals the poop on its animal dung (San Diego Union-Tribune)
ESCONDIDO ? Doo doo. Dookie. Lincoln logs. Prairie pancakes. From clever to crude, a litany of terms exists to describe the byproduct of human and animal digestion.
Authorities Take Photos Of Elusive Large Cat (Washington Post)
Authorities have apparently tracked down the animal that prompted reports of cougar sightings at the University of Maryland. Or at least, they came close.
One Perfect Day: On an African safari (Contra Costa Times)
The Kastners dish the details for "One Perfect Day" on the Mara Reserve in Kenya, and vie for the prize in the Travel section's "One Perfect Day" summer travel contest.
Hill and Atherton win Bromont DH titles (Velo News)
Sam Hill (Monster Energy-Iron Horse) regained the lead in the men's Downhill World Cup on Saturday over Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate), after beating his South African rival by 2.7 seconds. In the women's race, Rachel Atherton (Animal Commencal) extended her lead over Sabrina Jonnier (Maxxis) with her second consecutive win. American Luke Strobel (Maxxis) was the top North American man in ...
Plan to Send Dallas Elephant to Mexico Stirs Debate (Fox News)
Zoo officials plan to send Jenny, who became the zoo's lone elephant when her companion died in May, to a drive-through wildlife park in Mexico because African elephants become unhappy when left alone.
Coke takes a leaf from traditional Chinese medicine (The Palm Beach Post)
Coca-Cola, a company first famous for mixing South American coca leaves with African kola nuts, is trying to repeat history.
Religion briefs: Animal sacrifice added to police handbook (The Monterey County Herald)
MIAMI Police briefed on animal sacrifice Miami-Dade police officials plan to include in their 2009 handbook a note about how to respond to calls about ritual animal sacrifices.
Destination: Tucson (Arizona Daily Star)
You don't need a travel agent to visit the African plains or swim with dolphins, but having an Xbox 360 and a DVD player won't hurt. ? Through the wonders of home electronics you can (at least pretend to) visit places all over the world right from your own living room. You can pop in a movie to revisit gorgeous landmarks and take in foreign culture, and by playing a video game you can actually ...