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October 5, 2012 | By Rosemary McClure
Meet creatures of the night this fall when Big Bear Lake's annual flashlight safari tours put the spotlight on the nocturnal animals at Big Bear Alpine Zoo . The Saturday night tours, which begin Oct. 6, focus on the animals that come alive after dark, such as wolves, mountain lions , bobcats, coyotes and foxes. Participants in the two-hour tours will get a chance to hear shrill howls fill the air and see eyes glow in the beams of flashlights. “We invite Big Bear guests to take a walk on the wild side in the safety of Big Bear's zoo," said Debbie Richardson, the zoo's curator.
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April 19, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Each spring, the small town of Moab, Utah, gets overrun with Jeeps. They come in every size, shape, and color, and they come by the thousands. The draw is the annual Easter Jeep Safari, a gathering of Jeep fanatics that is now in its 48th year. The event was created by the Moab Chamber of Commerce, but these days it's run by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, a local club that promotes trail maintenance and responsible off-roading. PHOTOS: Highlights from the Easter Jeep Safari The draw is nine days of off-roading on public trails outside Moab that are considered some of the most picturesque -- and challenging -- in the country.
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March 31, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
From a sunrise safari to a starlight river cruise, President Clinton took time out Monday to marvel at Africa's wildlife wonders--elephants, lions, hippos, crocodiles, baboons and giraffes. "It's been an amazing day," the president exclaimed after a journey into the bush of northern Botswana that provided a break from a grueling 12-day trot through six nations in sub-Saharan Africa. The president spied a lioness playing with four cubs under a tree.
AUTOS
April 19, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
A world away from the bright lights and frantic rush of the current New York Auto Show, Jeep is using a very different venue to show off its latest concept vehicles. And it's getting them dirty too. Jeep used the recent Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, to unveil six new concepts to the public. The collection was made up of three lifted, painted and modified Wranglers, two new Cherokees looking to flex their off-road muscle, and a diesel Grand Cherokee. The six prototypes had bolted to them a huge variety of custom parts that Jeep -- and its Mopar aftermarket group -- are considering for production.
TRAVEL
March 6, 2005 | Arthur Frommer, Special to The Times
A group of American travel agents recently returned from a safari in Kenya, indignant about the State Department's warning that travelers should avoid going there due to terrorism and the high crime rate. One was quoted in the travel-trade press as saying that Los Angeles is "more dangerous than Africa." My sympathies are with those travel agents, although I acknowledge the dangers of walking about in the urban areas of Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
TRAVEL
June 12, 2005 | Arthur Frommer, Special to The Times
African safaris are a special type of vacation, and not just because they allow travelers to get a glimpse of wildlife. They're unique because they keep getting cheaper. As tour operators learn to shave costs, a decent safari in the game parks of Kenya -- including round-trip air from New York, a couple of nights in Nairobi and all meals and wildlife-viewing drives during a weeklong safari -- has dropped to as low as $1,999 per person in recent years.
WORLD
July 2, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - On his last day on the continent, President Obama stood at a memorial here, head bowed in silence. He watched a Marine lay a wreath in honor of victims of a 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in this city on the Indian Ocean. He made no remarks. And with that, one of his last appearances on his weeklong tour of Africa, Obama ended his trip much as it began - quietly. Obama's first tour of the continent as the first African American president was less a whirlwind swing marked by places of personal meaning and displays of political energy than a carefully planned trek to stops familiar to other U.S. presidents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1988
In response to Michael Hiltzik's article "For Africa's Hunters, It's a New Battle," Part I, June 21: At first glance it seems inoffensive but it confuses yesteryear with the present. Hiltzik refers to professional hunters as " . . . walking reminders of the white colonial tradition." Of those he quotes, one is sculptor Terry Mathews. A man of art, he is hardly reminiscent of "white colonial tradition" (whatever that term may mean). Another, Allan Earnshaw never was a professional hunter and is by training an anthropologist.
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May 4, 1986 | BETH REIBER, Reiber is a Lawrence, Kan., free-lance writer.
It isn't easy to get to Jaisalmer. I had to take an overnight train from Jodhpur that resembled a cattle car, and even first-class meant neon-green walls, plastic-covered seats and a film of dust over everything. Life got even harder, however, once I got to Jaisalmer. I switched to a camel, and my bed became the desert floor. I entered a world of blue sky and blinding light, of baked earth and scrub brush.
NEWS
August 15, 1998 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro stands sentinel over the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, where lions roar, elephants thunder and buffalo slip sloppily and gratefully into water holes. For tourists and adventurers, there's no place like it. But in the wake of the Aug. 7 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, safari operators have been inundated with a wave of what one called "panic cancellations," almost all of them from Americans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- More improvement was reported Tuesday from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in the saga of gorilla Imani and her 13-day-old baby. Both have had their medical challenges. Imani needed a Caesarian-section to deliver. Her baby underwent surgery for a collapsed lung and then treatment for pneumonia. On Monday, the pair were in contact for the first time. And on Tuesday, they walked into their outdoor exhibit with other gorillas -- an adult male, three adult females, and two young males -- watching from a distance.
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March 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- For the first time, a gorilla named Imani was allowed Monday to embrace her 12-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The as-yet-unnamed baby underwent surgery for a collapsed lung soon after birth and then was treated for pneumonia -- all at the park hospital. The mother, who is 18, which is old for a first-time gorilla mother, has been recovering from a Caesarean section. Imani sniffed the baby, picked her up and then carried her and cradled her in the gorillas' "bedroom area," zookeepers said.
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March 19, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Good news from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: the 8-day-old gorilla that had been struggling with pneumonia is now stable and "showing great improvement," officials said. "She's developing normally and very rapidly," said Nadine Lamberski, associate director of veterinary services at the park. The baby, as yet unnamed, was born through a rare Caesarian section after its mother experienced distress during labor. Later, the baby underwent emergency surgery for a collapsed lung and was treated for pneumonia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Imani, who is 18 and had never given birth before, was in labor and in distress. The survival of the baby seemed to be in doubt. So a team of veterinarian staff from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and (human) neonatal specialists from UC San Diego Medical Center decided to perform a Cesarean section -- a rare procedure for a gorilla. "In retrospect, the C-section was the right decision," said Nadine Lamberski, associate director of veterinary services at the park.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- At the Balmain show Thursday at Paris Fashion Week, designer Oliver Rousteing sent out an army's worth of cargo jackets and pants, pleated leather gladiator miniskirts with woven belts, and curve-hugging mini dresses covered in elaborate silk braid or animal prints framed by caged leather, or worked with chains or tubular gold beads. While the workmanship was stunning as usual, his take on the theme felt uninspired. And the show could have used an edit. Still, the sexy skirts and dresses will surely find favor with Balmain's celebrity fans, including Rihanna, the face of the label's spring collection, who was sitting front row. ALSO: More coverage of Paris Fashion Week First U.S. Alexander McQueen outlet to open in Cabazon Dazzling new Paris exhibit explores Dries Van Noten's inspiration  
NEWS
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.
TRAVEL
January 6, 1985
Re the Africa safari article by Horace Sutton (Nov. 25): I would like to recommend a safari for those who are not Rockefellers, Pillsburys, etc., but who would like just as much for their money. I have just returned from a three-week tour of South Africa which included a McFarlane safari in Kruger National Park. Our stay was at Oliphant's Camp in a beautiful setting above the Oliphant River. The accommodations were in rondavels (round concrete thatch-roofed houses with porches), with air conditioning, showers, dressing tables and refrigerators.
NEWS
August 18, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's raining lions, tigers and chimps weekday mornings. This summer, TNT has eliminated its morning movie for two hours of the warmhearted 1966-69 CBS series "Daktari." "Daktari"--Swahili for doctor--was based on the entertaining 1965 film "Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion," a comedy about a surprisingly docile lion who happened to be cross-eyed. MGM/UA Home Video is releasing "Clarence" ($19.98) on video for the first time this Wednesday.
NEWS
December 10, 2013 | By Anne Harnagel
Small Ship Safaris has added Hawaii to its list of destinations, with nature and cultural cruises of the islands. The seven-night Hawaii Seascapes journey begins with passengers boarding the 36-passenger Safari Explorer on Molokai or at Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Stops on the itinerary include Honomalino Bay on the Big Island, West Maui, Lanai and Molokai, where visitors explore Hawaiian culture and get a lesson in poi making. Other activities include snorkeling with giant manta rays and sea turtles, exploring coral gardens and cruising through the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary, one of the world's most important whale habitats.
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