Animal rights activists are concerned that a baby elephant born at the Portland zoo could end up in the hands of Hollywood animal trainers accused of past abuse (video after the jump).
The Seattle Times reported this week that the Riverside County company Have Trunk Will Travel has rights to the 30 ... More >>
in a white coat, teal scrubs and leather clogs, the doctor describes
the case to the group. He explains that 27-year-old Rosie had painful
periods and trouble conceiving. "She just wouldn't get up in the
morning, and she wasn't eating or drinking during her periods," he says.
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A baby chimpanzee was killed in front of shocked visitors at the Los Angeles Zoo yesterday afternoon.
The Zoo said in a statement that staffers weren't allowed to enter the exhibit and attempt to save the unnamed infant, born in March 6 to mama Gracie, because it would have been too dangerous.
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The L.A. Zoo just spent $42 million on a snazzy new sanctuary to contain its elephants -- but it seems the sanctuary's fencing might not be enough to contain excited onlookers from crossing in the opposite direction.
Yesterday, an unidentified woman who was reportedly off her meds "went in to kind ... More >>
AnimalPhotos.infoHydrochaeris hydrochaeris, aka the capybaraThe Los Angeles County Natural History Museum has plenty of bizarre beasties in stock, many of them from creatures not found within a thousand miles of L.A. -- or within a thousand years of 2011. Which is why the museum is captivated ... More >>
Courtesy of the Monterey Bay AquariumFaux shark fin soup.Now that the California Shark Protection Act, a bill that would prohibit the sale, consumption and trade of shark's fin -- and with it shark fin soup -- sits on Governor Jerry Brown's desk, waiting for his approval (probably), here's a ... More >>
mylfrog.infoOne of 200 Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs left in the universe.A rare breed of frog with leopard-like markings and funny haunches -- and absolutely no relevance to your everyday life, except that it's an L.A. native, and hey, neighbors look out for neighbors -- was wiped of 1/3 of i ... More >>
Ben WesthoffThe SteelwellsMy wife and I went to "Brew at the Zoo" on Friday night. We and scads of beer aficionados -- which I call bullshit on, but more on that later -- sampled "craft" beers, peered at animals and saw some music. It wasn't Friday night jazz at LACMA, but it was something.
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Guzzle & NoshA berr sampler. Drink up.Los Angeles Craft Beer Crawl
With a beer selection curated by The Beer Chicks, you can hit seven downtown bars -- Golden Gopher, Seven Grand, Cole's, Las Perlas , Casey's, Caña and Broadway Bar -- to sample over 50 beers from 26 breweries including Alla ... More >>
gourmetpigs/flickrEagle Rock Brewery's Solidarity
A dive bar on a bad night can feel like a zoo. Mobs of sweaty and not infrequently hairy folk barrel through spaces designed for fewer bodies. They feed at over-populated troughs: the bar itself, studded with glasses and bottles. They bark ... More >>
Oh no you did notSay it isn't so! The California sea otter, our No. 1 draw to water zoos and aquariums for as long as we can remember, has flippered its adorable little way to the environmental danger zone in a recent California Department of Fish and Game count.
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wazteca via PhotobucketIt'll be like you're really thereSo many fabulous ways to celebrate V-Day this year, it's a pity we have to choose just one. Ah, but the options: We could go on a worldwide Wiki hunt for all four (or more!) of Julian Assange's estranged love children (turns out the man ... More >>
TheLosAngelesZoo via YouTubeBilly's stoked on his new waterfallUpdate: As of this morning, the elephant exhibit is open to the public! So, whether you've got your candy corn or your picket sign in tow, play hooky today and go spend some quality time with Billy, Jewel and Tina. Originally post ... More >>
Los Angeles SplashBefore Tina and Jewel arrived, Billy had to play with his ball aloneUpdated after the jump: A witness describes the electric moment Billy's eyes met Tina's. (Sadly, she's post-reproductive. So is Jewel.) Originally posted at 12:05 p.m.
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When great white sharks were spotted off the Southern California coast in June it seemed a little unusual, but experts say it's not: It turns out that -- hold on to your boardshorts -- great whites often call Los Angeles coastal waters home sweet home.
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lazoo.orgIn its quest to stand up to a looming, $400 million budget deficit, the city will have to look seriously at the possibility of giving up its operation of the Zoo, the Convention Center and its animal shelters.
The Los Angeles Daily News on Monday reports that giving up day-to-day c ... More >>
In one of those only-in-L.A. factoids, we're amused to report that one of the places the Motion Picture and Theatrical Trade Teamsters say is difficult to access for location shoots is the iconic, industry-marking Hollywood sign.
Yes folks, only in L.A. could Hollywood have a hard time filmi ... More >>
Downtown Los Angeles is known for its hidden nighttime gems. With its after-hour speakeasies and never-ending supply of street meat (specifically the "illegal" bacon-wrapped hot dog) -- this city is a treasure trove of late night indulgences. Last Saturday, however, I stumbled across one of its fine ... More >>
Ghettogloss pretty much understands what's going on in the subconscious depths of an urban-dwelling 21st century human when it's 100 degrees outside. It's this:
(Photo by: Magda Wosinska Model:Jenny Mollen)
Or something like the above. They also sent the best press release of the week, beating t ... More >>