Nandi is learning to hoist herself over logs, front feet first, but sometimes needs a push from Mom, “like a parent helping a kid on the playground,” says Sue Tygielski, zoo elephant manager.
The 20 bison made the trip by truck from Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve in Westfield, Iowa, pictured above.
Andre Anderiasian, 18, from left, Gabrielle Isacson, 19, and Nadia Kulenovich, 19, students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, carry sleeping bags after spending the night in one of three small caves.
The still-unnamed new elephant is big for a baby — but small compared with an adult.
Locator of Zenica, Bosnia. site of mine accident. 2015 MCT
Elizabeth Mancilla, center, one of the teachers at the Child Care Group in Dallas, helps Martin Correa, left, 2 1/2, and Andrea Ramirez, 19 months, with a learning exercise.
Naomi Trejo plays with play dough at the Child Care Group, a school that specializes in very young children.
Graphic explaining Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system, which is being used to defend the country against rocket attacks by Gaza. MCT 2014
Technician Max Grattan carries a training gun and wears a suit fitted with reflectors that help create a lifelike avatar.
Workers from New York City Parks and Recreation rake the beach on May 21, 2014, in preparation for Rockaway Beach's opening to the public over the weekend. Badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the area is slowly, steadily rebounding. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Paleontologist Kim Scott with Cogstone Resource Management holds a fossilized mussel shell unearthed while construction crews dig a 70-foot exploratory shaft in preparation for a future subway extension in Los Angeles on March 7, 2014. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Cody Hamlin is scheduled to start Arizona’s Saturday games.
We asked well-known figures from the northwest side to share their New Year’s resolutions. Their reactions ranged from wistful to pragmatic and ambitious:
UA pitcher Kenzie Fowler redshirted this season because of back surgery but is expected back next season and may play nearly every day.
It used to be that Mike Candrea could recruit the best high school juniors, sign them before their senior years and know exactly what he was getting.