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L.A. UnleashedPARIS — 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......
L.A. UnleashedBEIRUT — A 2-year-old lion, emaciated and barely breathing, is found in a tiny cage off a Beirut highway. Monkeys are hauled through the dark tunnels of Gaza, bound for private zoos. Rare prize falcons are kept in desert encampments......
L.A. UnleashedCOCHABAMBA, Bolivia — She could have lived until 40 in the wild, where the average life span of a lion is double that in captivity. But Maiza is frail and nearly blind after 18 years in the circus, jumping through......
Washington BureauOne evening in February 2005, in a four-hour meeting stoked by pepperoni pizza and grand ambition, Sen. Barack Obama and his senior advisers crafted a strategy to fit the Obama "brand." The charismatic celebrity-politician had rocketed from the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe hippo and crocodiles were statues made of glass and cement. But the lions and tigers were real. It was one of those odd things drug traffickers do. Like decorating their assault rifles with gold and diamonds. When Mexican authorities raided a...
Tags: Animals, Tiger (animal), Drug Trafficking, Mexico City, Health
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterATLANTIC COASTLINE CARIBBEAN A political theme Talk politics with PBS stars while cruising to the Caribbean. The PTV at Sea cruise is a KCET-sponsored event that features post-primary political discussions with Gwen Ifill, host of PBS' "Washington...
Tags: Entertainment, Cycling, Bram Stoker, Charles Darwin, Sports
James Traub's latest book, "The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the U.N. in the Era of American World Power," will be published in October.THE CAREER of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which will come to an end Dec. 31 with the completion of his second five-year term, has been bookended by dramatic peacemaking trips to the Middle East. During the first, in February 1998, he headed off...
OrlandoSentinel.com StaffThe most recent addition to the Disney World theme park family is Disney's Animal Kingdom. This Orlando theme park combines the classic rides, shows and attractions that Disney is known for with a completely new Disney animal experience. It's certainly...
A male gorilla attacked and bit an intern keeper Tuesday morning at Lincoln Park Zoo after another apparent breakdown of safety protocols placed her in an outdoor gorilla exhibit while the animals were present. Zoo officials blamed the gorilla attack...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCANADA Paint and cruise Learn how to paint classics such as "driftwood in morning light" and "water and reflections" while cruising among British Columbia's Gulf Islands. Instructor Mark Hobson will tutor passengers in watercolor techniques as the 92-...
Out of Africa comes this glimpse of lions snoozing in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, where Julie Lowrey of La Verne traveled in September with a friend. "We were looking for something that was true Africa," Lowrey said. They saw the pride take down...
Tags: Travel, Nikon Corp, Zambia, Trips and Vacations
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFRANCE, ITALY Well placed in EuropeAmble through the Louvre and climb the Spanish Steps on an 11-day package trip to Europe that includes Paris, Rome, Venice and Florence. Centrally located hotels mean easy access to attractions: In Paris, visit the...
Tags: Paris (France), New York, Travel, Tourism and Leisure, Cruises
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