A Towering Wooden Sculpture By Daniel Popper Welcomes Beachgoers In Tulum

South African artist Daniel Popper, known for his massive figurative sculptures, has constructed a new artwork as part of an arts and culture festival in Tulum, Mexico. The towering installation is titled Ven a la Luz (come into the light), and is comprised of wood and rope formed into a female figure. Her torso is filled with lush green plants, which creates an archway for viewers to walk through. Continue reading »

Washington Welcomes Marijuana

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Julian Rodriguez, of Everson, Wash., holds his two-gram packet of recreational marijuana outside Top Shelf Cannabis, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Bellingham, Wash., on the first day of legal sales in the state. (Photo by Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)
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Bali Zoo Welcomes Adorable Newborn Javan

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A week old baby Javan Langur monkey (Trachypithecus auratus) is fed by a zoo keeper at a nursery at the Bali Zoo in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, June 19, 2014. The Javan Langur is found on and endemic to the island of Java, Indonesia. (Photo by Made Nagi/EPA)
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Miami Zoo Welcomes Two Young Male Cheetahs from South Africa

Zoo Miami’s, Ron Magill and Willy Cotto unload two nine-month old Cheetahs as they arrive at a quarantine facility at Zoo Miami on November 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The two sub-adult brothers who arrived today were captive-born on March 6th of this year at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre just outside of Pretoria South Africa. The Cheetahs after being monitored and examined for a minimum of 30 days to insure that they are healthy and stable, will be featured in Zoo Miami’s Wildlife Show at the newly constructed amphitheater and will continue the work of Zoo Miami’s Cheetah Ambassador Program by making appearances off zoo grounds at a variety of venues including schools and civic organizations. Photos by Joe Raedle. Continue reading »

World Welcomes the New Year!

Participants run from the frigid waters of English Bay as two people wear a shark costume during the 92nd annual Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press) Continue reading »

Detroit Zoo Welcomes 3 Bear Cubs

The three bears were orphaned in October after their mother was shot and killed following an encounter with a person in Alaska. The brothers were later seen in residential areas around Anchorage searching for food before being rescued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which decided the cubs couldn’t survive an Alaskan winter without their mother. (John Gomes/Alaska Zoo) Continue reading »