Belizo Zoo – One Woman’s Dream To Save The Endangered Jaguar!

Sharon Matola

  There is no doubt about it that Sharon Matola is passionate about what she does: saving lives one at a time. The lives of animals that is. The biologist and environmentalist is the founder and director of The Belize Zoo, which is currently the only zoo in the country. Getting to the zoo’s current state was certainly no easy task, but Matola’s determination and passion … [Read more...]

ALL ABOARD THE FASHION PANDA EXPRESS

The Lady & The Panda - Fashion Designer Ruth Harkness

A New York fashion designer - turned - explorer introduces the world to what is now one of the most loved yet endangered animals. This may come as a surprise, but there was a time when pandas were considered violent and mysterious creatures - their captures seen as conquests for only the bravest of hunters.  In fact, it wasn’t until 1936, when Ruth Harkness, a New York … [Read more...]

Who wants to have breakfast with an Elephant?

You are Lucky! You don't have to clean the elephants!

Hopefully you are fortunate to be in the San Francisco area to experience a chance of a lifetime! This Saturday is Oakland Zoo’s bi-annual Feast for the Beasts event (9:00am – 3:00pm). Visitors have the rare opportunity to donate fresh produce to the animals. The main highlight of the morning is placing produce in the elephant exhibit and watching them dine. The first 250 … [Read more...]

Betty White’s Gone Bananas for Gorillas!

Betty White + Lucky Diamond - Two Dynamic women!

    Acclaimed actress, comedienne, media personality, and animal activist Betty White has always been one of Animal Fair’s favorites, but in the wake of her recent wild birthday gift to fellow comedienne Carol Burnett, she’s moved to the very top of our list! This year, Betty gave Carol a present she’ll never forget – an adopted gorilla. A gorilla might … [Read more...]

Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia

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Sydney Australia's world-class Taronga Zoo offers a first-hand view of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Mascots. Syd, the Platypus When the first platypus specimens were sent back to England from Australia after European Settlement in 1788, they were thought to be elaborate hoaxes. They appeared to be cleverly created from a number of animals, including a duck's beak and the tail … [Read more...]