Los Angeles Zoo Announce Spring Births of Peccary & Markhor
The Los Angeles Zoo is proud to announce the birth of several new animals. On May 5th, 2009 one of the Zoo’s markhor, an endangered species of wild goat, gave birth to twins. Markhor are native to Asia where they live in mountainous terrain at elevations up to 11,000 feet.
On Friday, May 1, 2009 the Chacoan peccary, a distant relative of the wild boar, gave birth to three youngsters which are currently on exhibit with the rest of their group. The species is listed as endangered and there are 52 peccaries living in 11 U.S. zoos which work together to manage this population.
These latest births are in addition to the April 5th birth of a male giraffe and the March 30th birth of twin Peninsular pronghorn, a critically endangered species that numbers less than 250 in the wild.
Flag Football Leagues
Register now for 5-man all-passing flag football leagues in South Pasadena, Van Nuys/ Balboa Park as well as Santa Fe Springs. Evening and weekend leagues begin this month. Inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. For more information, call (877) 846-3178 or visit www.TopGunFlagFootball.com. (Must be 18 years or older to play. Referees needed.)
8th Annual Nuts for Mutts Dog Show & Pet Fair
The 8th Annual Nuts for Mutts Dog Show and Pet Fair returns to Shepard Stadium at Pierce College on Sunday, May 17, featuring something for every member of the family. Highlights include a mixed breed dog show, pet adoptions, a fair with vendors selling everything from healthy dog treats to fashionable pet carriers, great food, live music, a silent auction, kid’s corner and more, all benefiting nonprofit animal rescue organization, New Leash on Life.