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National Parks — America’s Treasures!

Published 10/07/09
By Susan Trout, Program Assistant

National Parks — America’s Best Idea, the anxiously-awaited series by filmmaker Ken Burns, is currently airing on public television. It’s been a fabulous series. From Yosemite to the Everglades, the beauty and inspiration these magnificent places afford is difficult to put into words. You must experience them!

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Who’s Your Monkey Baby?

Published 10/01/09
By Nicole G. Paquette, Esq., Senior Vice President and General Counsel

In the era of reality TV shows — which I have to readily admit that I have watched my fair share of these (some of which I am rather embarrassed to admit to) — The Learning Channel (TLC) has sunk to an all time low with its new show My Monkey Baby.

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Next stop: Utah

Published 09/30/09
By Cindy Haug-West

It feels like finishing the Shiprock Marathon in New Mexico was just a few weeks ago ... five months have flown fast. In four days, I’ll be in Utah, running the St. George Marathon. This will be my 15th marathon overall and my fourth marathon in support of Born Free USA’s work for wildlife.

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Together we all can be heroes

Published 09/22/09
By Susan Trout, Program Assistant

What does it take to be a hero?

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Never Forget the Animals of 9-11

Published 09/17/09
By Nikki Solone, guest blogger

Nikki Solone, a well known Sacramento artist and Born Free USA Artist for Animals, provided us with the following guest blog. The story originally appeared in Nikki’s own newsletter. When we read this heartwarming story, we knew we wanted to share it with you as well. You can commission your own painting from Nikki here and she’ll ensure a portion is donated to Born Free USA.

September 11, 2001 is a day most of us will never forget as we witnessed the attacks and collapse of the twin towers, falling with them 2,740 of America’s citizens. What we must also never forget are the teams of heroic people and search and rescue dogs who saved lives while risking their own as they searched through the rubble.

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Forest Gnomes Caught on Film

Published 09/15/09
By Monica Engebretson, Senior Program Associate

Accoding to popular folklore Forest Gnomes are tiny and charming creatures that dwell deep in the forest. Shy and reclusive characters, they prefer a life in which no one knows where they live, so they stay hidden and spy on forest intruders from behind tree trunks and mushroom caps.

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Why elephants paint

Published 09/08/09
By Monica Engebretson, Senior Program Associate

Images of elephants painting have recently been making the rounds on the Internet. In addition, the paintings of elephants are being lauded as a fundraising tool ostensibly for elephant conservation.

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Unnatural Suffering in One of the Greenest Buildings on Earth

Published 09/03/09
By Sharie Lesniak, Vice President of Marketing

Picture a corporate conference room. There’s a big table in the middle and the entire room is surrounded by glass — including the ceiling.

Now picture yourself there, lying on top of the conference room table. People are constantly walking by and looking in, staring at you from all sides and even watching you from above. There’s nowhere you can hide from the peering eyes. Now imagine there is no door ... so you can’t ever leave.

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