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Animal Watch


Photo by Dave Shultz


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Odysseo: Horses coming to Dallas

First time visitors to the Dallas-Fort Worth often ask natives: “Where are the cowboys and Indians?” If they plan their trip near the end of January, they will have a chance to see 63 talented white horses performing in the… (more)
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Follow in the footsteps of Animal Planet’s Turtleman

Ernie Brown, Jr., aka the Turtleman, has faced down many a vicious animal, including giant snapping turtles, snakes, skunks, raccoons and wild hogs, in most cases trapping the critters with his bare hands. But a trail in Lebanon, Ky., named… (more)
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Howlers and Sloths and Poison Dart Frogs, Oh My!

If you seek extraordinary wildlife encounters in Costa Rica and welcome a volunteer opportunity in a wildlife rescue center, it’s here. During a half-day visit at the Asis Wild Animal Rescue Center guests roll up their sleeves and participate in… (more)
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Grateful in Galápagos

With much anticipation, we began our journey into another world.  Each individual who enters Galápagos must secure a Visiting Entry Card ($100). SICGAL screening at mainland airports mitigates the arrival of alien organisms through checkpoints. The Galápagos National Park,… (more)
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Guests in Galápagos

Herman Melville called them the Enchanted Isles. Charles Darwin, on a five year expedition from England aboard the HMS Beagle, found inspiration in Galápagos for his theory of Natural Selection. Six hundred miles from the coast of Ecuador in the… (more)
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Love at First Bite

Cypress Inn, located in Carmel, California, celebrates Valentine’s month with puppy love.  Doggie tricks for an upgrade this February at Hollywood ingénue and animal advocate Doris Day’s legendary Cypress Inn.  Carmel’s iconic 1929 landmark will roll out… (more)
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Congaree National Park Welcomes Visitors to the Wild Side

Standing on a boardwalk above a shallow stream, I watched as a water moccasin undulated toward me. Ballet like and graceful, it swam silently through the water toward a second snake sunny itself directly below me. At this moment I… (more)
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Whale Watching is Like a Box of Chocolates…

We breathed in the salty sea air. The wharf bustled with people at leisure on a perfect October Saturday in Dana Point, CA.  Paddle boats, kayaks, inflatable rafts, a motor boat and sea lions meandered.  Pierside restaurants buzzed… (more)