The meat in the taco snap above? Camel. And, why not? According to i24news.tv, the camel, "dubbed the 'ship of the desert,' occupies a significant place in the culture of the Arabian Peninsula." In fact, the story continues, in the United Arab Emirate, there are "camel races, camel beauty contests a ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Beauty of the Beasts," delves into the world of animal sex -- and explains how zookeepers carefully match captive animals to ensure that future generations are healthy and sustainable (read: not inbred). The Denver Zoo is home to the official matchmakers for all African lio ... More >>
And you thought you had it bad when your mom said, "No cookies until after dinner"...at least your mother didn't devour her young! According to Brian Aucone, vice president for animal care at the Denver Zoo, a wide variety of animals have been documented killing and occasionally cannibalizing their ... More >>
This morning, a house near 144th and Umpire near Brighton was engulfed in flames, and judging by photos on view below, it's a total loss. Fortunately, no people were hurt as a result of the blaze. But five dogs reportedly died, and the loss of life could be infinitely greater when it comes to snak ... More >>
CROCODILES @ BLUEBIRD THEATRE | 10/11/12 The Crocodiles' performance at the Bluebird last night was a how-to guide for aspiring garage rockers everywhere from here to Siam. This was obvious partway through their infectious, deliciously saccharine "Endless Flowers," as frontman Brandon Welchez clapp ... More >>
Earlier this week, we told you about a mind-blowing photo we came across on the otherwise ho-hum Alamosa County website. But the badassery isn't courtesy of the county itself. Instead, officials politely informed us that the credit belongs to Jay Young, manager of Colorado Gators Reptile Park.
Slither up to Boulder tonight to hear herpetologist Robert Jadin lecture on "Venomous Snakes," including a new breed of pit-viper snakes belonging to the genus crotalus. "Many different biodiversities exist and have yet to be discovered," he says. Earth has just as much to be discovered on the surfa ... More >>
Friday, March 2, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Tiger Salamander. Is the Western Tiger Salamander about to become Colorado's official state amphibian? Students across the state drafted a bill (carried by Representative Angela Williams) calling for just that. And if it passes in both houses the way it did the Agriculture, Livestock and Nat ... More >>
It takes a certain type of person to step into an alligator pen or to play with a giant snake, but Jay Young of Colorado Gators Reptile Park in Mosca does just that, every single day. We caught up with him to see if our fantasies of living in reptile utopia -- riding giant tortoises and wrest ... More >>
Thursday, July 21, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Less consequential than the groundhog, but still.Everybody knows that, when a groundhog sees its shadow, it means there will be six more weeks of winter; lesser known is that, when a prairie dog sees its shadow, it means there will be a buy-one-get-one-free day at the Denver Zoo on Sunday -- ... More >>
Tom MurphyCrocodiles CROCODILES With Hearts In Space and Overcasters 01.22.11 | Larimer Lounge With the stage bathed in shifting hues provided by Shane Williams, Overcasters opened its set with a new song -- something a little more on the bluesy and noisy side of the band's repertoire. Whil ... More >>
Saturday, January 22, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Would Simba look cuter tucked inside a taco?Okay, what the heck is in the water in Arizona? (Not that there is much water in Arizona.) First a Scottsdale restaurant offers an Easter meal with an entire rabbit menu, then it does a Christmas dinner featuring reindeer. And now a Tucson joint is ... More >>
Dave Parsons/Denver Zoo Here's to you, Hagrid. The Denver Zoo is hatching dragons! In the past week, four Komodo dragons have hatched at the zoo. And the keepers are expecting even more: Four eggs remain in the incubator. Even though Komodo dragons are lizards, and lizards aren't that cute, ... More >>
Alert! Take your frog out of the freezer! Earlier this month, the Colorado Division of Wildlife suggested that one of the best ways to deal with frogs not native to Colorado is to euthanize them by putting them alongside your frozen peas and corndogs. “It might sound cruel, but the best thing to ... More >>
An ex-member of X puts poetry in motion.
After a week of watching that trailer for the Real World trip to Thailand, I was expecting certain roommates -- namely, Colie -- to be much less well-behaved than she actually was. They get to Thailand with apparently no drama on the plane, although Brooke (predictably) doesn't seem to be able to wr ... More >>
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