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September 2, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Call her Abby. That's the name voters have chosen for the Philadelphia Zoo's new baby giraffe. Officially, it's Abigail, but her keepers have already started calling her by the nickname. Abby was born July 17 to 9-year old Stella and her mate, Gus, 4. The first giraffe calf born at the zoo in 13 years, Abby will be on display this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo says. The other names up for consideration in the public vote were Patricia and Shari. Contact the Inquirer Online Desk at online@phillynews.
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June 21, 2008 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Old age has claimed another animal at the Philadelphia Zoo. Twigga, who at 29 was one of the oldest giraffes in the nation, was euthanized Thursday at the zoo, her home since 1979. In announcing her death yesterday, the zoo said the giraffe - tall for a female at 15 feet - had been on medications for age-related arthritis for some time. "Based on Twigga's comfort and behavior, the zoo's veterinary team decided this week that humane euthanasia was now the best course for her," the zoo's statement said.
NEWS
July 2, 1994 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
June the giraffe, the new little bundle of joy at the Philadelphia Zoo who stands 6 feet tall and weighs 120 pounds, will make her formal debut today at the African Plains exhibit. "We knew her mother, Twiggia, was pregnant, but June was delivered a little earlier than we expected," said Dave Wood, the Philadelphia Zoo's curator of large mammals. Some 100 pleasantly shocked zoo visitors witnessed the surpise birth Wednesday on the African Plains exhibit. And when June stood up on her rubbery legs a half-hour after her birth, everybody cheered.
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April 24, 2000 | By Aamer Madhani, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The politicizing of the giraffe started at Christmas. That is when Betty Pihs innocently bought her daughter-in-law Cindy Rau-Hatton, a Township Council member, a giraffe pin. When she saw the gold-trimmed lapel pin with rhinestones at Kohl's department store, Pihs said, she thought it would make a cute accessory to the suits that Rau-Hatton wears to council meetings. Little did Pihs know that she would be inspiring a political icon for her daughter-in-law's reelection bid as an independent.
NEWS
June 11, 1991 | BY DAVE BARRY
Without question the most important invention in human history, next to frozen yogurt, is the computer. Without computers, it would be virtually impossible for us to accomploiwur xow;gkc,mf(&( Hold it, there seems to be a keyboard problem here. Let me just try plugging this cable into . . . ERROR ERROR ERROR ALL FILES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED YOU STUPID BAZOOTYHEAD Haha! Considering what a wonderful invention computers are, they certainly have a way of making you sometimes feel like pouring coffee into their private parts and listening to them scream.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2001 | By Robert Strauss FOR THE INQUIRER
One cool, cloudy summer day more than a dozen years ago, my wife-to-be and I were looking for something to do that wouldn't make us feel we had wasted our time coming to the Shore. "Didn't we pass a sign for a zoo on the way in?" she said, somewhat halfheartedly. "Yeah, well, OK, let's give it a try," said I, with maybe only a quarter-aorta in it. So we popped over to the Cape May Zoo, then a small warren of mostly farm animals in the county park in Cape May Court House.
NEWS
June 7, 1990 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Here's proof that you don't want to get a tongue-lashing from a giraffe. Especially a giraffe licking his chops during feeding time at the Philadelphia Zoo
NEWS
August 28, 1994 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JOHN COSTELLO
Lugging his giraffe, Andrew Colliers, 6, and grandmother Charlotte Little Page enjoy the African American Extravaganza at Penn's Landing. The fun includes music, and food and crafts for sale. The event continues from noon to 8 p.m. today at the Great Plaza.
NEWS
April 10, 1992 | By Edward Colimore, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Zoo will stick out its neck when it comes to protecting Kaboom the giraffe. Yesterday, the zoo decided to move the animal from a Texas ranch - where hunting had been allowed - to Zoo World in Panama City, Fla. In about two weeks, Kaboom will step into a wooden crate with a space for his head to poke out and be trucked hundreds of miles to the new home. "It's unfortunate that we have to move the animal again," said Rick Biddle, chief operating officer of the Philadelphia Zoo. "But I think it's young enough to do quite well in the transfer.
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January 14, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
BORDENTOWN A small, shuttered zoo in Burlington County that was listed for sale last year for $2.4 million is no longer being actively marketed. Valerie Belardo, the ReMax real estate agent who contracted with the owner of the trouble-plagued Animal Kingdom Zoo in March, said she gave up the listing last month. "He's finding his own buyer," she said of Burton Sipp, a horse trainer who opened the zoo on the 36-acre property in Springfield Township as a hobby in 1988. Belardo, who dropped the price to $629,000 in September after Sipp decided to sell off the animals separately, said most of them were gone.
NEWS
September 10, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Only two giraffes and a white parrot were visible last week at a small, shuttered Burlington County zoo that has been selling off its animals for months. The graceful giants immediately perked up their heads and ambled to the edge of their wooden pen when a reporter approached the gated entrance to the 36.5-acre grounds in rural Springfield Township. The parrot, alone in a cage that faces a narrow parking lot, unleashed a shrill chorus of sounds and bobbed its head repeatedly. In its heyday, Animal Kingdom Zoo had more than 150 monkeys, camels, giraffes, hyenas, wolves, exotic birds, and other creatures.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THE SAFEST PLACE to be in "Hangover 3" is the spot usually reserved for Justin Bartha - off camera. Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms look like they're trying to sneak out a side door of this played-out franchise, happily ceding screen time to Zack Galifianakis and especially Ken Jeong. (Poor Helms doesn't quite make it - stay around for the end credits.) An apt subtitle for the trilogy's finale would be "Chow Time" - Jeong's flamboyant mystery man is the driver of a gold-heist plot that has the wolfpack in Mexico trying to find Chow, key to locating missing bullion that belongs to a vengeful crook (John Goodman)
NEWS
August 3, 2012 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a steamy July day, children visiting the trouble-plagued Animal Kingdom Zoo in Burlington County giggled and shouted, "Hi, Mr. Monkey," as a band of white-faced capuchins raced to the front of their cages. Squawking, the monkeys flocked around a white plastic chute that delivers unusual treats into their pens. The zoo sells buckets of popcorn, marshmallows, and Froot Loops for customers to feed the more than 150 hyenas, wolves, llamas, three-toed sloths, and other exotic and domestic species on display behind a boarded-up pet shop.
NEWS
November 1, 2011 | STAFF REPORT
A FIRE has killed a mother giraffe, her 3-week-old calf and a collection of exotic birds at a Burlington County zoo where the owner's wife died in a fire months ago. Animal Kingdom Zoo owner Burton Sipp said three dogs and four cats also died in Sunday night's fire. It's the second fire to strike this year at the private zoo in Springfield Township. Bridget Sipp was killed in April when a fire burned the couple's log cabin on the property. No animals were hurt then. Sipp said he flew home from Phoenix early yesterday after hearing about this weekend's fire.
NEWS
November 1, 2011 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two giraffes and as many as 15 parrots died Sunday in the second fatal fire this year on a Burlington County property that houses a zoo and pet store. About 20 dogs were rescued from their kennels, said George Sipp, whose brother, Burton, is a longtime owner of Animal Kingdom Zoo on Jacksonville-Jobstown Road in Springfield Township. Seven giraffes, among those stabled in a barn attached to the store, were unharmed in the three-alarm blaze. Burton Sipp's wife, Bridget, also a co-owner, died in an April house fire on the 38-acre property.
NEWS
September 5, 2010
Every time a new ticket/ID holder comes out, I rush to see whether it's the perfect vehicle for carrying tickets, IDs, and baggage-claim slips through airport security checkpoints. None can match Baggallini's nylon Ticket Organizer , a big. sturdy neck pouch (9.25 inches long by 4.75 inches wide), now available in funky zebra or giraffe patterns in addition to black and a slew of bright colors. The pouch has three big slash pockets for tickets, passport, and ID. A separate clear-plastic ID holder with a strap attached to the bottom pocket tucks into that pocket when it's not needed.
NEWS
September 2, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Call her Abby. That's the name voters have chosen for the Philadelphia Zoo's new baby giraffe. Officially, it's Abigail, but her keepers have already started calling her by the nickname. Abby was born July 17 to 9-year old Stella and her mate, Gus, 4. The first giraffe calf born at the zoo in 13 years, Abby will be on display this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo says. The other names up for consideration in the public vote were Patricia and Shari. Contact the Inquirer Online Desk at online@phillynews.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2008 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Take the flat tire that was Madagascar . Retread it with The Lion King storyline. Pump it up with air. Now you have Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa , an overinflated sequel to the one about the lion, the zebra, the giraffe and the hippo liberated from the Central Park Zoo and deposited (by penguin commandos) on the island nation off the east coast of Africa. As in the first installment of the DreamWorks animation, M2 suggests that to flourish in the jungle it helps to have street smarts.
NEWS
June 21, 2008 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Old age has claimed another animal at the Philadelphia Zoo. Twigga, who at 29 was one of the oldest giraffes in the nation, was euthanized Thursday at the zoo, her home since 1979. In announcing her death yesterday, the zoo said the giraffe - tall for a female at 15 feet - had been on medications for age-related arthritis for some time. "Based on Twigga's comfort and behavior, the zoo's veterinary team decided this week that humane euthanasia was now the best course for her," the zoo's statement said.
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