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December 25, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Ron Glazier knows where the wild things are. The retired director of the Santa Ana Zoo has led 20 safaris to Africa in search of its exotic denizens. Next year, Glazier leads an 11-day trip to the Okavango Delta and Linyanti Nature Reserve in Botswana to find lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants as well as wild dogs. The trip, sponsored by Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo , starts in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a stay at the luxury Peermont D'Oreale Grande for one night before leaving for the backcountry of Botswana.
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December 25, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Ron Glazier knows where the wild things are. The retired director of the Santa Ana Zoo has led 20 safaris to Africa in search of its exotic denizens. Next year, Glazier leads an 11-day trip to the Okavango Delta and Linyanti Nature Reserve in Botswana to find lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants as well as wild dogs. The trip, sponsored by Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo , starts in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a stay at the luxury Peermont D'Oreale Grande for one night before leaving for the backcountry of Botswana.
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February 26, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Watch herds of wildebeests and zebras on the move during a 12-day safari to Tanzania that's timed to catch the animals' annual migration across the Serengeti plains. Ron Glazier, retired director of the Santa Ana Zoo , leads the trip that's all about viewing elephants, cheetah, leopards and other wildlife in East Africa . Highlights include visits to Arusha, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and a stop at a Maasai village to witness local traditions. "I am always amazed by the African wildlife and, with each trip, either see a new animal or two, or some animal behavior I have never seen before," Glazier writes via email.
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February 26, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Watch herds of wildebeests and zebras on the move during a 12-day safari to Tanzania that's timed to catch the animals' annual migration across the Serengeti plains. Ron Glazier, retired director of the Santa Ana Zoo , leads the trip that's all about viewing elephants, cheetah, leopards and other wildlife in East Africa . Highlights include visits to Arusha, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and a stop at a Maasai village to witness local traditions. "I am always amazed by the African wildlife and, with each trip, either see a new animal or two, or some animal behavior I have never seen before," Glazier writes via email.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1992 | JON NALICK
Ron Glazier, a 20-year zoo veteran, has begun work as the Santa Ana Zoo's new director and is expected to oversee its $10-million expansion program into the next century. Under his guidance, the 10-year expansion program will transform the zoo into a showcase of South American animals. Although the 21-acre zoo won't increase in size, its animal population will double to about 600. "Our goal is to develop a niche that's unique for our zoo.
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January 21, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
The Santa Ana Zoo is looking for more than 100 volunteers for its annual "Do It in a Day" rehabilitation program Saturday. Volunteers will help with trimming and planting the zoo's butterfly garden, replacing fencing, landscaping animal enclosures and other planting and cleaning projects. The event lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: Ron Glazier, (714) 836-4000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1992
The city has received a $129,000 grant from the state Department of Parks and Recreation, which will be used to create a habitat for exotic birds at the Santa Ana Zoo. Assemblyman Tom Umberg (D-Garden Grove) presented Mayor Daniel H. Young with a check for that amount at Monday's council meeting. On Tuesday, zoo director Ron Glazier said the grant will be used to build a 135-foot-long, 40-foot-high free-flight aviary for South American birds through which visitors will walk.
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February 23, 1996 | JEFF KASS
A photo contest, an African safari and sleepovers are among the activities planned by the Santa Ana Zoo for spring and summer. For the first time, the zoo will sponsor a photo contest in which the subjects may be any animal, person or object at the zoo. First prize is a 35-millimeter camera and four passes to the zoo. Photos that win first, second and third places will be on display at the zoo during May and June. Contest entries must be received by April 30.
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January 17, 1994 | Steve Emmons
STARTING SMALL: Orange County has two zoos, and they appeared almost by accident. . . . Turn-of-the-century fox hunters in Santiago Canyon couldn't catch the local gray foxes, so they imported red ones, which turned out to be even wilier. Caged in what is now Irvine Regional Park, the foxes became so popular among park visitors that other animals were added, and the menagerie evolved into Orange County Zoo. . . . The Santa Ana Zoo was born in 1949 when a rich, local eccentric, Joseph E.
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July 10, 1993 | JON NALICK
Three endangered black and white ruffled lemur babies that were born recently at the Santa Ana Zoo are now on display with their parents, zoo officials said Friday. The births are part of the American Assn. of Zoological Parks and Aquariums' Species Survival Program, which is designed to prevent extinction of endangered animals. The three babies, a male and two females, will remain on display until they reach sexual maturity, in about 20 months.
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February 17, 1992 | JON NALICK
Ron Glazier, a 20-year zoo veteran, has begun work as the Santa Ana Zoo's new director and is expected to oversee its $10-million expansion program into the next century. Under his guidance, the 10-year expansion program will transform the zoo into a showcase of South American animals. Although the 21-acre zoo won't increase in size, its animal population will double to about 600. "Our goal is to develop a niche that's unique for our zoo.
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August 19, 1994 | JON NALICK
The Santa Ana Zoo has long offered a glimpse of exotic wildlife in a natural setting, but now it plans to raise money by going one step further. Starting in February, the zoo will take its patrons to see the real thing during a 13-day trip to Kenya. "It's an opportunity to see some of the best game viewing in East Africa," said director Ron Glazier. "There's nothing like seeing an animal in its natural environment. It's just a different experience."
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September 21, 1997
Notes about your surroundings Movie Date--A screening of the film "Everest" on Sept. 29 will benefit the Laguna Canyon Foundation. Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray will show his work-in-progress, a 40-minute motion picture of an expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest. The film is scheduled for release next March. The screening takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Imax Theatre at Irvine Spectrum. Tickets are $200, $100 or $50 per person. Contact the Laguna Canyon Foundation, P.O.
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