V.26 No.7 | 02/16/2017
Monday, Feb 27: International Polar Bear Day
By Steve Bahama [ Sun Feb 26 2017 10:00 AM ]
Learn more about polar bears while watching feedings, listening to enrichment and zookeeper talks.
V.26 No.4 | 01/26/2017
Saturday, Jan 28: Underdog Pet Parade and Adoption Event
By Megan Reneau [ Fri Jan 27 2017 12:00 PM ]
Celebrate all those less-than-perfect pooches.
V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016
The Daily Word in goat anxiety, the Dallas Cowboys and girl power
By Nina Ferrell [ Mon Nov 28 2016 5:11 PM ]
Ever have anxiety? So does this goat, learn how this kid made it better.
Ever kill too many animals and not follow the rules? This local man did.
Are you a true fan of the Dallas Cowboys? Then if you are, what's your favorite lamp?
Need inspiration for looking like the princess that you are?
V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016
Taming of the Ostrich
By Rini Grammer [ Wed Nov 16 2016 3:00 PM ]
A few years ago I was walking around my neighborhood, minding my own business. Two men whom I had never seen before approached me, speaking a strange language.
“Who are they? What do they want? Are they a threat?” I wondered silently and watched them from the corner of my eye.
The one closer to me held a stick by his face and it began to make noise. I was in shock.
“What is this? Witchcraft?” I reeled. Then it became pleasant. I lost myself in the whistling. I began to dance in a way I never had before. I was mystified. It was like my consciousness had been taken over by a higher power.
I regained my footing and left as the man nearest to me shouted something in a pleasant tone.
I will never forget that day.
V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016
Saturday, Oct 22: Naturalist Series: Bats Found Around the World
By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Oct 21 2016 11:00 AM ]
Dr. Ernie Valdez from the U.S. Geological Survey discusses different shapes, sizes and colors of bats that occur around the world and their unique behaviors that reflect their amazing morphology.
V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016
Meet Your New Best Friend
Saturday, Sep 10: Lapdog-A-Looza
By Robin Babb [ Thu Sep 8 2016 2:00 PM ]
Bring the family and furfriends to have a great time while helping save New Mexico shelter dogs.
V.25 No.31 | 08/04/2016
The Daily Word in Birds, Tim Curry and Hate
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Aug 10 2016 2:00 PM ]
From the mouth of the Doctor himself, Tim Curry is going to be in the new Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Which came first, the corndog or death?
Donald Trump thinks he's not violent at all.
Do you really know what birds look like when they fly?
The last liberal newspaper in China is fighting for it's life.
V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016
A Midsummer Night's Wings
Saturday, Aug 6: Summer Wings, A Festival of Flight
By Monica Schmitt [ Thu Aug 4 2016 10:00 AM ]
Bilingual, guided walks to learn about native animals. Watch a hummingbird capture, banding and release, an insect capture, indentification and release and learn about natureÂ journaling.
V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016
Y'all City Slickers Listen Up
Thursday, Jul 28: Edgewood Music and Arts Fest
By Megan Reneau [ Tue Jul 26 2016 12:08 PM ]
Sunset Chuckwagon barbecue, Western swing music, raptor show and wildlife zoo.
V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016
Hark! A Shark!
Saturday, Jul 23: Shark Discovery Day
By Renée Chavez [ Fri Jul 22 2016 10:00 AM ]
Learn about sharks' amazing adaptations, keen senses, important roles in ocean ecosystems and meet the resident sharks.
The Daily Word in Wildlife, Plagiarism and Rich People
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jul 19 2016 10:36 AM ]
Whales everywhere rejoice after the US Navy finally stops using harmful underwater sonar.
Coincidence? I think not.
Be a mindful tourist, and not one of these people.
Jon Krakauer's book Into The Wild stirred a wanderlust-y side of many people, to the point where a strikingly large amount are attempting to follow the protagonist's journey to Fairbanks Bus 142 in Alaska.
Why anyone would live in New Mexico with no taste for hot chile peppers is beyond me, but in case the heat doesn't hurt so good (and simply hurts) try extinguishing the pain with milk, not water.
V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016
The Daily Word in Coffee, Deep Sea Discoveries and Van Gogh's Ear
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jul 12 2016 10:39 AM ]
Hopefully this doesn't ruin Calvin and Hobbes for you...
Humans aren't the only primates that use tools! According to a new archaeological find, capuchin monkeys have been using them for 700 years.
The way coffee affects you is predominantly determined by your genetic makeup.
Scientists have used their smarts to develop a perfectly rationed bar of fancy weed chocolate. Thanks, guys.
This uniquely addictive game is Pavlov's-dogging your brain.
Artistic genius fueled by mental illness?
Sea explorers discover nearly two dozen sunken ships in the Aegean Sea spanning more than 2,000 years of Greek history.
V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016
The Daily Word in poverty, gravitational waves and messing with scammers
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 22 2016 12:21 PM ]
This is how to combat extremists in the Islamic State.
An MDC prisoner escaped from a transport van in Downtown.
The Dog Head Fire is now 61% contained.
Today in history.
This dude is messing with the minds of email scammers.
He even got this scammer to write in code!
And he attempted to get a free toaster out of the scam.
On top of sickening athletes with filthy water, here's another reason why the Rio 2016 Olympics are bad news.
About one in seven people in America is living in poverty.
Dream Blog #363
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Jun 22 2016 11:22 AM ]
I'm standing in a cave with water flowing in and out. The tide is coming in but I'm not panicking, in fact, I'm enjoying myself. I'm playing with a mysterious animal. I think it's an eel, but I can't see anything except the torso because the animal wants to be petted. It's dark and slimy and squirming and keeps slipping out of my arms, which can barely wrap around the torso.
There is no direct light, just what little comes in from the outside. I can't see outside the cave except the brief moments between when the waves are entering the cave or receding.
I'm giggling at the creature.
I wake up.
V.25 No.23 | 06/09/2016
The Daily Word in Heroic Women, Chemistry and Photogenic Monkeys
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 14 2016 11:46 AM ]
The true art of seduction, told by a heroic 90-year-old woman.
On his quest to photograph all 12,000 captive species in the world, photographer Joel Sartore adds the majestic proboscis monkey to the list. Apparently the noses on these guys are a pretty attractive trait to female proboscises.
Ah, the blame game. The NRA claims that Obama and his policies are responsible for the heartbreaking mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Meanwhile, thousands of people attend a vigil determined to spread love and support, and prove that hate cannot win.
Next on the summer reading list.
An atmospheric chemist collects air samples in movie theaters and discovers that emissions from peoples' breath are most likely influenced by emotions.
Be nice to your waitstaff, or pay the price.
Neither her wedding dress nor her agenda got in the way of this just-married woman from saving the day.
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