February 24, 2013 |
Robert the Talking Zebra from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park will speak to you at the L.A. Times Travel Show on Sunday but if you want to see some real animals, you can see them at the booth every 45 minutes starting about 11 a.m. Animal guests include a python, a cockatoo and a cerval. The show closes at 5 p.m. (Robert talks with L.A. TImes Travel Editor Catharine Hamm in the above clip.)
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January 29, 2012 |
When Mara Baygulova first laid eyes on the "zonkey" 13 years ago in Shadow Hills, she knew she had to have the rare equine — a zebra-donkey hybrid. Lucky for her, the owner did not know what he had, Baygulova said, and she ended up getting for free what could have cost thousands of dollars. "He didn't know her value," she said. Baygulova grew up with a donkey named Mona Lisa and had promised her son, Andreas, one just like hers. On his 5th birthday, she presented him with the zonkey instead.
January 17, 2011
The parking lot guy Re "Bell's Rizzo serving time behind cars," Column, Jan. 13 I had to laugh while reading Steve Lopez's column about Robert "Ratso" Rizzo. First of all, the picture is classic. He doesn't quite fit the image of someone working at a surfing museum. I loved that Lopez asked him if he surfed. I don't believe for a second that Rizzo was there out of the goodness of his heart. He said he was a volunteer. His job there apparently was to make sure nobody parked there improperly.
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January 13, 2011 |
Along with hairpin curves and heart-stopping views of the Pacific, motorists on Highway 1 near San Simeon may glimpse a most exotic sight: a herd of zebras grazing in pastures along the road. They are what is left of what was once the world's largest private zoo ? a menagerie of camels, kangaroos, emus and giraffes that roamed the estate of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Last week three zebras ? a buck, a mare and a yearling ? escaped from Hearst Ranch and wandered over to nearby Cambria.
November 18, 2010 |
If you’ve dreamed of seeing lions, zebras and elephants on their own turf, now you can help them while watching them. Humane Society International has launched Humane Travels, which organizes trips to sites where the nonprofit group has worked with animal protection programs. A portion of participants' fees will help fund these efforts. The first trips, starting in January, will be to a wildlife sanctuary that is a short flight from Johannesburg, South Africa . Sixteen travelers, accompanied by a Humane Society staff member, will spend a week at the SanWild wildlife sanctuary , where they can enjoy the reserve’s gardens, swimming pools and wildlife-viewing drives and walks.
December 13, 2009
AAmsterdam Girard, Electra cruiser bike designed by midcentury artist Alexander Girard Amsterdam Girard, Electra cruiser bike designed by midcentury artist Alexander Girard Electra Bicycle Co., based in San Diego, introduces the Amsterdam Girard featuring midcentury graphics by Alexander Girard adorning a modernized Dutch city bike. Fenders and an enclosed chain case make it easier to run errands in an Alexander Wang dress. FOR THE RECORD: Gift guide: The A to Z holiday gift guide in Sunday's Image section said a Marc by Marc Jacobs leopard print scarf at www.netaporter.