Latest Safari park Stories

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Paul Bradley IT'S the lion-up that everyone's been talking about - the unveiling of cute cubs Neptune, Ariel, Oberon and Ophelia. According to ancient folklore the birth of the white lion babes is a magical moment that happens just once every 100 years. But staff at the West Midlands Safari Park, near Bewdley, were left amazed when two lion mothers gave birth within a month of each other. The four new arrivals, which are made up of three males and one female, will now join Star...

2008-07-25 00:00:32

By Andy Hogue, Gainesville Daily Register, Texas Jul. 24--DALLAS -- A pachyderm in the public eye in Dallas could possibly be joining the elephant Gainesville never forgot -- that is, if animal rights advocates have their way. Jenny the Elephant, a resident of the Dallas Zoo, has been the subject of many news stories following the death of her partner, KeKe, in May. Animal rights groups are concerned that Jenny, age 32 (and near the elephant's life expectancy in captivity of 33), would...

2008-06-25 18:02:46

The last elephant in the Dallas Zoo, left alone by the recent death of her companion, is being sent to a new home at a Mexican safari park. Chuck Siegel, in charge of animal management at the zoo, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the zoo considered bringing in another elephant for Jenny, a 32-year-old pachyderm who has been in Dallas since 1986. But officials decided the African Safari Park southeast of Mexico City would be a better alternative. Jenny, who weighs 5 tons, is to be moved...

2008-06-24 21:00:00

The Dallas Zoo will move its remaining elephant to a wildlife park in Mexico this fall. Jenny, the 31-year-old African elephant, will move to the Africam Safari Park, a 617-acre forested wildlife park located 80-miles southeast of Mexico City, zoo officials said today. There has been much speculation about Jenny's future since the death of her companion KeKe, 39, who died in May of congestive heart failure. Animal activists had requested Jenny be moved to a sanctuary to ensure mental and...

2006-02-06 10:53:29

By Ed Cropley CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra opened Thailand's biggest safari park on Monday, even though the venture, which has been dubbed a 1.1 billion baht ($28 million) white elephant, remains short of safari animals. Returning to his home city of Chiang Mai after a weekend of protests calling for his resignation, Thaksin refused to answer questions from reporters about a controversial deal to ship in game from Kenya to populate the "Night...

2005-07-26 20:10:42

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - A giraffe nibbles lazily at an acacia tree. Buffalos graze on the plains. Tourists with binoculars scan for hippos in streams running down wooded hills. It may look like a typical view of an idyllic African safari -- but Nairobi National Park is rather different. Just yards behind the safari park outside the Kenyan capital, factories belch gray smoke into the sky while a slum pushes ever closer to the fence. Aircraft roar over the park from a...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.