Monkeys are dressed in garish clothes and smacked by trainers before they reluctantly ride bikes or horses. Bears wear brightly colored skirts and are forced to stand and skip with ropes, before being punched -- hard in the face -- when they fail.
An incongruous event happened to me while the lady of the night was in full bloom. It literally came out of nowhere and put me on high alert. Here's what happened...
Jared Wentworth just might be the hardest working chef in Chicago. He recently told me that he has been working 18 hours days opening his newest restaurant, Dusek's, and drinking with his team the following four. I sort of believe him.
"Black bear is a refreshing alternative to tired, do-nothing politics," says an unnamed Democratic insider who has spoken with the bear's handlers during a salmon expedition.
It is the last day of August and it is snowing. Heavily. A mother grizzly bear and two cubs are grazing for berries on the many colored, bouncy tundra.
I turn 69 years old today! Sixty-nine years of wildfire prevention messaging and awareness, waving at parades, standing guard at campsites, showing people how to douse a campfire and even giving out #SmokeyBearHugs.
Even our smallest actions can have profound reverberations.
After the trauma that he had suffered on the bile farm, it took some time for him to feel relaxed in his new spacious surroundings and trust those who were caring for him. To him, humans meant pain and cruelty.
From great bison herds, howling wolf packs, ancient alligators, regal bighorn sheep, loping moose and elusive wolverines, the animals in North America's national parks are impressive to say the least.
Not every cheap stock is a buy. Some are too risky to take a gander at; others are too difficult to value. Finally, not every cheap stock is a good business. As Buffett always says, the idea is to buy a good business at a decent price, not a mediocre business at a very cheap price.
Greece, widely regarding the starting point of European civilization, is now at the forefront of protecting its wildlife. The future of the euro is not the only thing hanging in the balance should Greece go under.
The effects of climate change are starting to be seen, and will get worse. What then?
Brad Zibung, editor of the satirical sports website The Heckler, stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout, to talk Jay Cutler, the challenges of making fun of the Cubs when nobody cares and more.
If you have been tempted to go on a safari, but you don't want to leave America, here's the solution! Leave your passport at home and take a wildlife adventure tour at a bed and breakfast in this country.
Why do so many people in Yosemite spend hours INSIDE, waiting in long lines to buy expensive knickknacks with images of the natural features that are right OUTSIDE?
A bear jam is forming, with more vehicles veering off the road and more people snatching cameras and leaving common sense behind.