February 11, 2014 |
The killing of a young giraffe at a Danish zoo - after which it was publicly butchered and fed to a lion - breaks what should be the most inviolate if unwritten contract when humans remove wild animals from their natural habitat: to protect and keep healthy those animals and their descendants. A spokesman for the Copenhagen Zoo said the killing with a bolt gun of the 2-year-old giraffe was done to prevent inbreeding of the zoo's population. The zoo brushed off other options, such as giving the animal to another willing zoo (and there were several)
November 15, 2013 |
Los Angeles designer Annabel Inganni has expanded her Wolfum line of pattern-rich designs this year to include drinking glasses, coasters, wall hooks and picture frames. In search of some smaller, less expensive items for our Handmade Holiday Gift Guide, we mulled all the good options (Groovy coasters? Nicely priced serving trays?) and ultimately went with these ornaments -- like much of the Wolfum line, hand printed on Baltic birch. MORE PICKS: Handmade Holidays gift gallery We could see the deer, giraffe, chimp and feather (not pictured)
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November 6, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Zoo this week announced its first birth of a rare okapi -- also known as a forest giraffe. The calf was born Aug. 26 but until now was kept out of public view while it bonded with his mother. Okapis are shy, with velvety fur, zebra-like black and white strips on their legs, and a prehensile tongue that can be as long as 18 inches, according to the zoo. They are the closest living relative to the giraffe and are found in the forests of Central Africa. Adult okapis grow to more than 6 feet tall and weigh between 400 and 700 pounds.
May 22, 2013 |
Who let the dogs out? In 2009 the Baha Men's lyrics felt caustic, clever, comical and slightly subversive, perfect for the debauched Las Vegas bachelor party that was about to unfold. Phil, Stu and Alan - a.k.a. the Wolfpack, played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis - were about to begin their politically incorrect, impossibly irreverent and consistently perverse struggle to reconstruct the night and figure out where they lost the groom. Side-splittingly hilarious, it used a heady blend of Mike Tyson, a Bengal tiger, a hooker, a baby, a chicken and a crazed, screaming and sometimes naked Mr. Chow to incredible comic effect.
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May 3, 2013 |
This Sofie is no teething toy. The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens on Thursday announced the successful birth of a female giraffe named Sofie, a close riff on the wildly popular Sophie baby teething toy in the likeness of a giraffe. The zoo's Sofie, however, is a bit larger, weighing in at 135 pounds and standing 6 feet tall. She was named by the great granddaughter of zoo donor Robert McMillan, according to an announcement issued on Thursday. Sofie, born on April 22, is the first calf for the zoo's Masai giraffe, Hafina.
March 7, 2013 |
"The Hangover Part III" trailer promises plenty of mayhem as we see the return of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong for the final installment of Todd Phillips' trilogy. The latest trailer includes very few lines of dialogue and only hints at the plot: Revenge on Sin City. The teaser dramatically opens with Cooper and Helms' characters -- Phil and Stu, respectively -- attending a funeral, which showcases a moving "Ave Maria" solo from Galifianakis' Alan. "My God. He's got the voice of an angel," Phil says.