Never a Boring Moment -
Escaped White Tiger "Sighting"
I was about nine years old and was perched in the highest branches of the pine tree next to our home on Knollwood Dr., in Charleston, WV, looking out toward the airport where my father was the private pilot for Gov. Arch Moore. It was my favorite spot. I could see for miles across the hills and valleys. I was watching planes take off and land at long intervals. I was bored out of my mind.
"God," I implored, "never let me be this bored again."
Well you have to be careful
Miami auditors: Jungle Island falls short on job creation pledges
A stinging draft audit report from the city of Miami is the latest black eye for Jungle Island.
The iconic Jungle Island sign sits in front of the attraction on Watson Island. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF
BY KATHLEEN MCGRORY
KMCGRORY@MIAMIHERALD.COM Jungle Island employs hundreds fewer workers than required under the terms of a $25 million federal loan, and only a fraction of them are low- and middle-income employees despite
Mother sues after E. coli outbreak
106 sick, including 1 dead, after visit to petting zoo at Cleveland County Fair
By Joe DePriest
Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
A nationally known Seattle-based lawyer who specializes in E. coli cases is representing a Maiden woman and her 18-month-old son who became ill in the E. coli outbreak tied to the Cleveland County Fair.On Monday, Bill Marler filed a civil complaint in Cleveland County against the fair and petting zoo owner on behalf of plaintiffs Amie Westfall
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My name is Carole Baskin and I am the founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL. We are home to more than 100 exotic cats ranging from 4 lb sand cats to 700 lb tigers. Our sanctuary started in Ohio.In 1992 my late husband and I drove from FL to Delphos, Ohio to buy llamas at and exotic animal auction. While there I learned that exotic cats were being sold to taxidermists who said that
A little cat named Lotto changed Jack Talman's life forever and even though he has passed on, he continues to inspire us with this endeavor called Fostering is Cool.
Millions of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies are killed in shelters because they are deemed non adoptable. Often it is because the kittens and puppies are still nursing, or because the overcrowded conditions in the shelters causes illness before the animals can find homes.
Fostering a pet is a cool way to help
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