April 26, 2011 |
A University of Pennsylvania fraternity was cleared Monday of camel-abuse allegations stemming from an April 15 party. Although the camel's owner also absolved the frat of any wrongdoing, she said the beast would not return to Zeta Psi. One of several animals hired for the Spring Fling petting zoo, Kahn the camel was photographed lying on the ground as several young women stood by, plastic cups in hand. George Leslie, a postdoctoral fellow at Penn's School of Medicine, snapped the picture and distributed it to media outlets.
April 21, 2011 |
In 2007, Kahn the camel made a planned appearance at the opening of the King Tut exhibit at the Franklin Institute and was well-received, his owner recalled. Then-Gov. Ed Rendell also was in attendance at the black-tie event. Last Friday, Kahn showed up at a fraternity party at the University of Pennsylvania. This time, however, his appearance generated criticism, as did the inclusion of a petting zoo for the Spring Fling party. Charis Matey, co-owner of the Peaceable Kingdom petting zoo in Bucks County, said the 5-year-old camel was content and not abused at the Zeta Psi party and was supervised by her staff and several nondrinking students.
January 28, 2013 |
A camel at a Central New Jersey zoo has predicted the winner in seven of the last eight Super Bowls. Baltimore football fans are hoping her streak continues. Princess, a 26-year-old camel at the Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River, Ocean County, has chosen the Ravens to beat the San Francisco 49ers, zoo manager John Bergmann said. "She's been pretty uncanny," said Bergmann, who said he was a bit surprised at Princess' choice. In the playoffs, she picked the 49ers to beat the Atlanta Falcons, but chose the Denver Broncos over the Ravens.
March 18, 2012 |
MIAMI - Researchers scratching in the sediment during the historic expansion of the Panama Canal say they have discovered the fossils of a small camel with a long snout that roamed the tropical rainforests of the isthmus 20 million years ago. The ancient camel had no hump, and one of the two species found appeared to stand only about two feet tall, scientists reported in a recently published article in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology....
June 18, 2004 |
Once upon a time in a land with the lilting name of Mongolia, there was an enchanted but very real place called the Gobi Desert. It was imagined to be the meeting point of three continents. Its sandy dunes recalled those of Africa, its vast plains recalled those of Europe, and the peaked tassels on its snow-capped ranges were distinctly Asian. In this strange and magical landscape lived four generations of nomads in three yurts, or tents. They tended their flock of camels, shearing them for wool that they nimbly braided into ropes; they milked them; they delivered their colts.
May 3, 1998 |
Camels spit and pass gas shamelessly. Even so, they are endearing. A few days in the desert, and you begin relating to one like a tag-along younger sibling. Sometimes they're obnoxious, as when they pass gas. They look stupid, as only a camel can. They don't listen, except when it suits them - or if food is involved. And like all younger siblings, they smell. But camels have personality, which goes a long way. So when you're about to cuff one, like a little brother, he senses it and does something cute.
September 22, 1993 |
Katherine Enna, 3, delights in touching Falcor, a llama belonging to St. John's Episcopal Church, Bala Cynwyd, which celebrated its 130th anniversary Sunday with an open house. Cara Smith, 10, was holding the reins to the llama, which doubles as a camel during the Christmas pageant.
July 14, 1987 |
A 32-year-old employee of Great Adventure is recovering from back injuries she received when a camel in the safari park knocked her down. Susan Wright of New Egypt, Burlington County, was in critical but stable condition last night in the intensive care unit at Freehold Area Hospital in Freehold, a hospital spokeswoman said. "She has one fractured vertebra and some bruises on one of her arms," the spokeswoman said. "She was operated on Friday for the fracture. " Great Adventure spokeswoman Donna O'Sullivan said the incident occurred July 4, when the camel knocked down Wright near a gate that separates the camels, sheep and goats from Siberian tigers.
April 22, 2011 |
In 2007, Kahn the camel made a planned appearance at the opening of the King Tut exhibit at the Franklin Institute and was well-received, his owner recalled. Then-Gov. Ed Rendell also was in attendance at the black-tie event. Last Friday, Kahn showed up at a fraternity party at the University of Pennsylvania. This time, however, his appearance generated criticism, as did the inclusion of a petting zoo for the Spring Fling. Charis Matey, co-owner of the Peaceable Kingdom petting zoo in Bucks County, said the five-year-old camel was content and not abused at the Zeta Psi party, and was supervised by her staff and several nondrinking students.