Rick Barongi

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    RIP Kiva, The Houston Zoo's Longtime Giraffe

    For 15 years visitors to the Houston Zoo have been entertained by Kiva, a Masai giraffe. Now he's gone to that great Serengeti in the sky. He was euthanized this morning after Zoo staff and vets decided painful degenerating arthritis in his front hoof joints could not be fixed. "Follow up x-rays i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2004

    Drowning by Numbers

    Suzanne O’Malley authors a countdown to tragedy

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    October 16, 2003

    A Rare Scare

    At Zoo Boo, the creatures are caged, but the clown is loose