January 29, 2014 |
FORKED RIVER, N.J. - So if you really want to know who is going to win Super Bowl XLVIII, you may want to check in with Chaco the Screaming Hairy Armadillo or Fred the Psychic Bunny, because Princess the Camel is no more. Princess, who accurately predicted six of the last seven Super Bowl champs, died Jan. 14 at Popcorn Park Zoo in this Pinelands community near Barnegat Bay. Days before the big game, Princess would let humans in on her secret by selecting one of two graham crackers offered to her by the zoo manager, whose palms were marked with the names of the teams.
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.
November 21, 2012
"The last straw" is what Barbara Dallap-Schaer said to her husband, Thomas Schaer, when he proposed a "nanodairy" to make raw sheep's milk cheeses at their 45-acre Meadowset Farm in Landenberg. The two, both large-animal surgeons at University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, had already earned a reputation for their sustainably raised lamb, honey, and eggs in Chester County hot spots such as Talula's Table and Vala Vineyards. At the end of their first year of cheese production, though, Meadowset's debut wheel, aptly named the Last Straw, a bright and peppery pecorino-style modeled after traditional examples in Shaer's Swiss birthplace, has been joined by an equally impressive companion.
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....
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 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.
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.
December 31, 2008 |
Playing a second straight game against a dominant scorer, the Penn basketball team countered the only way it could: with balance. That turned out to be a winning formula yesterday. No Penn player had more than 16 points, but five finished in double figures in a 78-67 win over Campbell in the consolation game of the UCF Holiday Classic. It helped that the Fighting Camels' star, Jonathan Rodriguez, managed only 18 points. He was among the NCAA's top 25 scorers as a sophomore last season, and one of only six players to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.
September 14, 2006 |
Rulers of the United Arab Emirates were accused in a lawsuit of enslaving tens of thousands of boys over three decades and forcing them to work as jockeys in the popular sport of camel racing. The lawsuit was filed last week by unnamed parents of boys suspected of being abducted, sold and enslaved. They claim more than 30,000 boys could have been victimized and seek class-action status. The lawsuit alleges Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, the deputy ruler, were the most active perpetrators.