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2009-07-31 20:26:42

Wild burros are to be relocated from an Army post in California and from areas around Death Valley, federal officials said. Burros drawn by natural springs at Fort Irwin, Calif., are disturbing the habitat of the desert tortoise, a species listed as threatened, and other native animals are being threatened when they stray into live fire areas, The Barstow Desert Dispatch reported. When you only have one water source ... where else are they going to go? They're going to concentrate there and...

2009-07-26 14:07:10

Neighbors of a family in Andover, Mass., say they should not be forced to hear the family's two donkeys bray for food from their backyard home. Trained biologist Leyla Schimmel said the two donkeys her family houses behind their neo-Colonial house would only bray on the rare occasion her 12-year-old daughter is late in getting the animals their food, The Boston Globe said Sunday. Schimmel said her neighbors should not have been able to complain about any odors caused by her family's two...

2009-06-09 10:15:00

Bret Michaels' publicist says the actors who play Shrek and Donkey on Broadway helped the rocker when he was injured at Sunday's Tony Awards show. The Poison frontman and reality television star performed with his band at the prize presentation in New York, then reportedly was hit with a sign as he was exiting the stage, splitting his lip and fracturing his nose. He told me, 'All I remember is Shrek and the donkey helping me up, and Liza (Minnelli) giving me a towel,' his representative,...

2009-05-12 13:59:00

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourists in Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico can now enjoy the thrill of adventure that only a TOMCAR vehicle can provide. Green Zebra Adventures, a U.S. based tourism company, recently began operating a revolutionary new off-road adventure tour experience in these markets featuring the exclusive Green Zebra TOMCAR. Green Zebra is partnering with tour management operators at these destinations to offer resort guests and cruise ship...

2009-04-29 11:58:00

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spring issue of Purpose Driven Connection magazine, developed through a collaborative partnership between Dr. Rick Warren and The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., hits newsstands today, offering award-winning content - the magazine exclusive of the Pulitzer Prize winning article, "Rebirth of a Feral Child." Editorial Director Frank Lalli said, "In keeping with the Purpose Driven Connection's standards of excellence, we are proud to present...

2009-04-23 14:22:16

A British couple said they spent three hours in makeup before their wedding so they could walk down the aisle as characters from the Shrek films. Christine England, 40, and Keith Green, 44, of Barnstaple, England, used green paint and costumes to turn themselves into Princess Fiona and Shrek while guests at the wedding dressed as other characters from the animated films, including Donkey and the Gingerbread Man, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. Every girl wants a fairytale wedding and I got...

2009-03-27 21:35:00

Actor John Tartaglia says Broadway's Shrek the Musical, like the animated movies that inspired it, offers something for audience members of all ages. Tartaglia told UPI in a recent phone interview he thinks one of the reasons the films are so appealing is that they work on many different levels. The show kind of takes that even further, Tartaglia said. And I do like that. I like the fact that there's the kind of irony for adults -- the kind of wink, wink, nudge, nudge moments. And then, for...

2009-01-15 11:20:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SHREK THE MUSICAL was recently declared a "big fat hit" by USA Today, and "true happiness" by The New York Times. The DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. hit show opened at the Broadway Theatre in New York City on December 14th, 2008. In March, the highly anticipated Original Cast Recording will be released by Decca Broadway and available everywhere.   On January 12th, the entire cast of SHREK THE MUSICAL congregated at Legacy...

2009-01-02 15:36:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE: EQS) (the "Fund") announces a write down of its debt and equity investment in Nickent Golf, Inc. ("Nickent"). The write down from $8.43 million to $180,000 is based on Nickent's current financial condition and the effects of the market economy on Nickent's business. The remaining fair value of the Fund's investment represents a short-term loan secured by certain accounts receivable of Nickent. Today's write down...

2008-12-15 07:20:52

Shrek The Musical, starring Brian d'Arcy James as the titular ogre and Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona, opened on Broadway Sunday night. Previews of the show began at The Broadway Theatre Nov. 8, following a pre-Broadway engagement at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Aug. 14-Sept. 21. Shrek The Musical was inspired by William Steig's children's book and the animated movie Shrek. It features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and co-stars Christopher Sieber...

Latest Donkey Reference Libraries

Plains Zebra, Equus quagga
2012-06-27 13:47:30

The plains zebra (Equus quagga) is native to Africa, and is the most common zebra found. Its range extends from southern Ethiopia to East Africa, with a southern range including Angola and eastern South Africa. Its other common names include Burchell’s zebra and the common zebra. The plains zebra holds six recognized subspecies including Grant’s zebra and the maneless zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra are classified in the subgenus Hippotigris and appear to be more...

Grevy’s Zebra, Equus grevyi
2012-05-28 16:09:29

Grevy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi) is the largest wild equid in existence today. It is also known as the imperial zebra. It is the most endangered of all species of zebra. Named after Jules Grevy, this zebra can be found in Ethiopia, but mainly in Kenya. At one time, Grevy’s zebra roamed Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, but its populations have dwindled and now reside in small areas in northern Kenya, and a few small areas in Ethiopia. In 1882, a French naturalist named Émile Oustalet...

Grant’s Zebra, Equus quagga boehmi
2012-05-08 14:17:34

Grant’s zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) are among the six subspecies of the plains zebra, and the smallest of them. This zebra is from the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Its range extends from Zambia, west of the Luangwa River, west to Kariba, Shaba Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its northern range extends to Kibanzao Plateau. In Tanzania, its range extends from Nyangaui and Kibwezi in the north and south into southwestern Kenya and can go as far south as Sotik. Grant’s zebra...

2007-12-21 13:23:50

The Somali Wild Ass (Equus asinus somalicus), is a subspecies of the African Wild Ass. It is found in the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Somalia. The legs of the Somali Wild Ass are horizontally striped with black, resembling those of a zebra. Photo Credit: Robert Lawton

2007-10-23 14:19:29

The Mongolian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus hemionus), is a subspecies of the Onager. It is found in Mongolia and northern China, and was previously found in Kazakhstan before it became extinct due to hunting. The numbers in China and Mongolia are also vulnerable due to poaching and competition grazing. Numbers have dropped severely in the 1990s and by 2003 the total Mongolian population was estimated at only 20,000 specimens. Poaching for meat seems to be the biggest threat for guanacos in...

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Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.