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Elephant (animal)

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  • Letters to the editor

    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Letters: A Jan. 28 letter about "smart power" was published with a misspelled signature, Martin Laudal. The letter was written by Martin Maudal. — -------------------- Guantanamo POWs Re “ Obama sets...
  • Robert Culp dies at 79; actor starred in 'I Spy' TV series

    Robert Culp dies at 79; actor starred in 'I Spy' TV series
    Robert Culp, the veteran actor best known for starring with Bill Cosby in the classic 1960s espionage-adventure series "I Spy" and for playing Bob in the 1969 movie "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," died Wednesday morning. He was 79. Culp fell and hit his...
  • Modjeska Canyon is on the mend

    Modjeska Canyon is on the mend
    My little creek-stone house in Modjeska Canyon is fine. Thanks for asking. I received scores of e-mails from worried readers after writing dispatches last week about returning from my East Coast wedding to find that our home stood in the path of the...
  • Watching the smoke signals in San Diego County

    Steve Lopez is in San Diego County reporting from the fires. He will file updates throughout the day. 5:00 p.m., Red Mountain Lane, Fallbrook I'm standing on the front porch of a house that no longer exists. The windows are gone. The front door is...
  • 'Plastic' lab confers a form of immortality

    'Plastic' lab confers a form of immortality
    The first thing you notice upon entering the tidy white room is the pervasive smell of formaldehyde. Then you see four people in lab coats cutting into an enormous, dripping elephant's heart. A few feet away is a table strewed with a human head, feet and...
  • Chico, L.A.'s 'lonely' meerkat

    There's an easier way to spot celebrities than prowling the produce aisle at a Whole Foods Market in Hollywood in hopes that Paula Abdul will stumble along. You can go to the zoo. Chico the Lonely Meerkat now joins such famous fauna as Ruby the Abused...
  • A (bad) idea whose time has come (and gone): Orange County went to the elephant races in the 1960s

     
    What happens when you mix college students and elephants, throw in a lone turtle for good measure, and set them all loose on a racetrack? One thing's for sure: Zaniness will ensue. Columnist Steve Harvey recounts the tale of Orange......
  • Meeting elephants for peanuts: One travel writer's (inexpensive) experiences in Thailand

     
    Thailand's 1989 ban on commercial logging sent thousands of elephants to training camps that sprang up around the country -- some ethical, some not so ethical. Travel writer Christopher Smith recently visited and profiled the Elephant Conservation...
  • Baby elephant born on Valentine's Day at Wild Animal Park [Updated]

     
    The San Diego Zoo ushered in Valentine’s Day with a bundle of joy that’s not so little. A male African elephant was born about 2 a.m. Sunday at the zoo’s Wild Animal Park. He and his mother Ndlula are reportedly......
  • Stop that zebra! Circus escapee is captured after 40-minute chase through Atlanta

     
    An Atlanta highway turned into a circus Thursday afternoon when an escaped zebra galloped along a busy section of interstate with police in hot pursuit. The 12-year-old animal, named Lima, was exercising outside a downtown arena in preparation for an........
  • Paris prepares for major zoo renovation, to be finished in 2014 (no elephants included)

     
    PARIS — For a zoo, it's a quiet and lonely place. Among the few remaining residents of Paris' main animal park are the giraffes -- whose long necks make travel inconvenient -- and a hippo who was permitted to stay......