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January 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A second look at some 40-million-year-old fossils provides a missing link to suggest that the closest living relative of whales is the hippo, a group of scientists said Monday. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from UC Berkeley, the University of Poitiers in France and the University of N'djamena in Chad proposed a theory that whales and hippos had a common water-loving ancestor 50 to 60 million years ago.
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January 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A second look at some 40-million-year-old fossils provides a missing link to suggest that the closest living relative of whales is the hippo, a group of scientists said Monday. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from UC Berkeley, the University of Poitiers in France and the University of N'djamena in Chad proposed a theory that whales and hippos had a common water-loving ancestor 50 to 60 million years ago.
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WORLD
August 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The hippopotamus population in eastern Congo, once the world's largest, has been devastated by civil war and poaching, the World Wide Fund for Nature said. A survey in Virunga National Park shows that only 1,300 hippos remain, compared with 29,000 less than 30 years ago, the WWF said. Susan Lieberman, director of WWF International's species program, said armed factions killed the animals for their meat and teeth, which are used in the ivory trade.
OPINION
November 28, 2004
This week's big broadcast news set others in the medium to sniping. "Dan Rather announced today that he's stepping down as anchor of the CBS News, though he said he hasn't been able to verify it yet, so it's not official," said Jay Leno. "He has a lot of offers. He might host the show 'Ripley's Believe it or Not.'
NEWS
June 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A hippopotamus has died of bacterial pneumonia at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the latest in a series of deaths of animals at the new theme park in Lake Buena Vista. The 13-year-old female was found lying dead in a pool in the park's savanna, a 120-acre area built to replicate the African bush, Disney spokesman Bill Warren said. Nearly 30 animals, including cheetahs, an otter, a rhino and another hippo, died at the park before it opened in April. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A doctor who kept a rare pygmy hippopotamus in his backyard for a decade before it was seized by authorities has defended his treatment of the animal. Arthur Stehly, 63, said he always kept unusual animals while his 10 children were growing up. He said the hippo, which had a skin condition that caused it to bleed, was well fed and happy. No charges were filed against Stehly. The hippo was seized eight months ago, but Stehly had not discussed the incident until now.
NEWS
October 5, 1998 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a legend popular among many Africans, the great creator allowed hippos to live in the water under one condition: They could not eat fish, which had been promised to the crocodiles. So every night since the beginning of time, the voracious vegetarians have taken to land in search of supper. But along the lush banks of the Crocodile River on the outskirts of this impoverished black township near Kruger National Park, the sacred deal is running afoul of South Africa's young democracy.
NEWS
June 7, 1992 | Associated Press
A severe drought in southern Africa is threatening the lives of hundreds of hippopotamuses, authorities said Friday. About 300 hippos live around the Limpopo, Letaba and Olifants rivers in the northeastern Transvaal, but large sections of the rivers have dried up and grazing land is depleted.
SPORTS
January 9, 1987 | From Reuters
A pair of hippopotamuses sent three golfers and their caddies running for their lives during a $65,000 international tournament today. Paul Burley, a 25-year-old player from Grimsby, England, disturbed the beasts after hitting his 17th tee shot into the rough. He was lining up his second shot when there was a crashing noise in the thick bush behind him. "Suddenly two hippos, one behind the other, came crashing out of the bush towards us," Burley said.
OPINION
November 28, 2004
This week's big broadcast news set others in the medium to sniping. "Dan Rather announced today that he's stepping down as anchor of the CBS News, though he said he hasn't been able to verify it yet, so it's not official," said Jay Leno. "He has a lot of offers. He might host the show 'Ripley's Believe it or Not.'
WORLD
August 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The hippopotamus population in eastern Congo, once the world's largest, has been devastated by civil war and poaching, the World Wide Fund for Nature said. A survey in Virunga National Park shows that only 1,300 hippos remain, compared with 29,000 less than 30 years ago, the WWF said. Susan Lieberman, director of WWF International's species program, said armed factions killed the animals for their meat and teeth, which are used in the ivory trade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A doctor who kept a rare pygmy hippopotamus in his backyard for a decade before it was seized by authorities has defended his treatment of the animal. Arthur Stehly, 63, said he always kept unusual animals while his 10 children were growing up. He said the hippo, which had a skin condition that caused it to bleed, was well fed and happy. No charges were filed against Stehly. The hippo was seized eight months ago, but Stehly had not discussed the incident until now.
NEWS
March 8, 2001 | KAY HAUGAARD
When Bubbles got loose in the lake, all she really wanted was to stay there so she could eat grasses and water plants. But now the guards had caught her! They herded her back to her pen, and Bubbles didn't like it at all. She liked the cool, dark, skluppy lake and the delicious plants. Once she was in her pen again, the zoo sent some men to make it much stronger. They put in more posts. They made it taller. Bubbles was very unhappy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 1999 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sixteen of the most desirable paintings in the world are on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art--and there's not a Van Gogh, Picasso or Rembrandt among them. Nor is there anything by Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol or Norman Rockwell, much less by Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet or Jackson Pollock.
NEWS
October 5, 1998 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a legend popular among many Africans, the great creator allowed hippos to live in the water under one condition: They could not eat fish, which had been promised to the crocodiles. So every night since the beginning of time, the voracious vegetarians have taken to land in search of supper. But along the lush banks of the Crocodile River on the outskirts of this impoverished black township near Kruger National Park, the sacred deal is running afoul of South Africa's young democracy.
NEWS
June 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A hippopotamus has died of bacterial pneumonia at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the latest in a series of deaths of animals at the new theme park in Lake Buena Vista. The 13-year-old female was found lying dead in a pool in the park's savanna, a 120-acre area built to replicate the African bush, Disney spokesman Bill Warren said. Nearly 30 animals, including cheetahs, an otter, a rhino and another hippo, died at the park before it opened in April. The U.S.
NEWS
December 26, 1994 | MICHAEL HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Isay, Jeeves! The chap who wrote this new novel you're reading--he couldn't be that actor fellow, could he? The same Stephen Fry who played you in 'Jeeves and Wooster' on 'Masterpiece Theatre'? Did jolly well at it, too, I must say. Though that Hugh Laurie made me look like a twit." "Quite so, sir." "But I can't help wondering why a chap who excels in one field should feel compelled to sprawl out into another one. Better he minds his own wicket, don't you think, Jeeves? I do hope Mr.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 1999 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sixteen of the most desirable paintings in the world are on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art--and there's not a Van Gogh, Picasso or Rembrandt among them. Nor is there anything by Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol or Norman Rockwell, much less by Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet or Jackson Pollock.
NEWS
December 26, 1994 | MICHAEL HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Isay, Jeeves! The chap who wrote this new novel you're reading--he couldn't be that actor fellow, could he? The same Stephen Fry who played you in 'Jeeves and Wooster' on 'Masterpiece Theatre'? Did jolly well at it, too, I must say. Though that Hugh Laurie made me look like a twit." "Quite so, sir." "But I can't help wondering why a chap who excels in one field should feel compelled to sprawl out into another one. Better he minds his own wicket, don't you think, Jeeves? I do hope Mr.
NEWS
June 7, 1992 | Associated Press
A severe drought in southern Africa is threatening the lives of hundreds of hippopotamuses, authorities said Friday. About 300 hippos live around the Limpopo, Letaba and Olifants rivers in the northeastern Transvaal, but large sections of the rivers have dried up and grazing land is depleted.
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