Wednesday, December 17, 2014
SAN DIEGO --A northern white rhinoceros that was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, zoo officials said.
Angalifu, who was about 44 years old, apparently died of old age.
"Angalifu's death is a tremendous loss to all of us," safari park curator Randy Rieches said in a statement. "Not only because he was well beloved here at the park but also because his death brings this wonderful species one step closer to extinction."
His death leaves only one northern white rhino at the San Diego zoo - a female named Nola - one at a zoo in the Czech Republic and three in a preserve in Kenya.
Rhino horns are valued as dagger handles and are mistakenly seen as an aphrodisiac. As a result, poaching has pushed the critically endangered rhinos to the brink of extinction.
Attempts to mate Angalifu with Nola weren't successful.
Just last week, preservationists at the Old Pejeta animal sanctuary in Kenya conceded that their one male and two female northern white rhinos will not reproduce naturally. The animals were flown from the Czech zoo to the Kenyan conservancy in December 2009 in hopes that the natural environment could be easier for them to breed there than in captivity.
Efforts will now be made to keep the species alive through in vitro fertilization. That experiment could take place with a southern white rhino surrogate mother. Southern white rhinos almost went extinct at the end of the 19th century, plunging down to only 20 at one point. Decades of conservation efforts gradually brought them back to life.
Dee O Gee how was the pizza?
Great Porky, and those sardine's just it the spot.
I like to sprinkle crushed cookies also on my pizza, it ads a little abeyance to the whole pizza.
Porky, since when did you start to speaking French?
Ren taught me, here's another one, Ya ta hey.
What does that mean?
That means extra cheese on a thick crust pizza.
Oh Boy, here we go again.
Ren's Note: Ya ta hey means hello in native American.
Join us for an evening of candelight, singing and community together in the beautiful Fox Theatre on Christmas Eve. Come celebrate the birth of Jesus, with something for the entire family. This one-hour gathering will be a night filled with beauty, awe and wonder, as we remember the gift of faith, hope, love and peace.
Time is running out, and remember city hall will be closed for the holidays, and won't be open until next year.
City Hall will be closed from December 24, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Please purchase your new permit before December 24, 2014. Enforcement will begin immediately on January 1, 2015 for all parking permits. Parking citations will be issued if you do not properly display a current parking hand tag.
Goldenvoice & KCRW present
|with: with Hanni El Khatib|
|Choose either GA Floor (standing) or GA Balcony (unreserved seats). GA Balcony tickets do not include access to the Floor or Pit areas. Pit wristbands are given out on a first-come first serve basis to GA Floor ticket holders based on capacity.|
|Doors open: 8pm|
|Show Starts: 9pm|
|Genre: Indie Rock|
|Ages: All Ages|
|Tickets Onsale: Friday, 10/24 at 12pm|
|Ticket Price: $25|
Jan 10, 2015 - 11, 2015
Reptile Super ShowLocation: Expo Hall 9
Welcome to the world's largest reptile show with rare & unique animals including lizards, turtles, frogs, supplies and more
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
$14 adults and $9 for ages 12 & under
Parking at Blue Gate 9 on White Ave. at prevailing rates
Please leave your pets at home
Tickets are sold at the door
Visit for more information
Dec 19, 2014 - 20, 2014
Public AuctionLocation: Fairplex White Ave. lot
Held in Fairplex main lot west (adjacent to the dragstrip)
Public Auction of cars, trucks, vans & more presents a convenient, accessible two-day event for those looking for vehicles and equipment
Hours Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission and parking is free at Gate 16 on Fairplex Drive & Puddingstone