Meet me in St. Louis, Louis!

After a flight delay and switching planes due to a broken air conditioning system, we are finally on the first leg of our return flight to California. We had a lovely quick trip to St. Louis for my birthday. It was full of baseball, frozen custard, the zoo, pool time, and Imo’s Pizza. Most importantly,…

Dolphin Personhood

This is pretty exciting! A draft for a new law has been presented to the Romanian government that would give dolphins rights similarly afforded to humans. These rights include the right to life, the right to bodily integrity, the right to freedom, and the right to be protected in their own environment. Some of you…

A Force for Conservation: Disney

As if classics like The Lion King and Tarzan or parks like Disney World (Orlando, FL) and Disney Land (Anaheim, CA) weren’t enough to make us love Disney, they also devote a major part of their company to conservation and environmental efforts. Those who have been to Animal Kingdom in Disney World Orlando have likely…

Bieber’s Capuchin

Absolutely ridiculous. Sure, we all probably wanted a cool exotic pet as a child, but usually our parents are the voice of reason and then we grow up to learn that these animals are wild and not pets. I recently came across a story about Justin Bieber and his pet capuchin (if you aren’t aware,…

“We Bought a Zoo”: Book vs. Movie

We Bought a Zoo. Both a book and a movie. About all they have in common are their titles and the fact that the main character…well…bought a zoo. Obviously, as goes with most book-to-movie productions, the book was better. I read the book a couple of months before they announced a movie was going to…