Oldest African Elephant in North America Dies at 56: Zoo

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The oldest African elephant in North America has died at the age of 56, officials at a Tennessee zoo said. Tyranza, who was the longtime matriarch of the elephant herd at the Memphis Zoo, was put on hospice care and was eventually euthanized Friday after her health dramatically declined. At 56, Tyranza also set the record for longest-lived African elephant in North America, the zoo said. “Many generations of zoo fans and even some employees haven’t known …

Bison Attacks, Rips Pants Off Woman Who Sat In Middle Of Herd To Snap Photos

A furious bison violently attacked a woman who got a little too comfortable with its herd Wednesday. Videos of the incident posted to Facebook on Thursday show a group of motorcyclists whose ride through South Dakota’s Custer State Park was interrupted by a large herd of bison crossing the road. In one video, you can see a female motorcyclist walking over to a patch of grass occupied by several of the massive mammals.   The motorcyclist, who is an unnamed 54-year-old …

Feeling Frisky? Herbs For Fertility

For thousands of years understanding of the herbs and wild plants that could increase fertility were the secrets of the village wise women. After the holocaust versus European Wise Women (the “burning times”) and the virtual extermination of Native American medicine women, this understanding virtually vanished. Many common plants can be used to affect fertility, including red clover, partridge berry, liferoot, wild carrot, and wild yam. A few of these grow wild, others are easy to cultivate, and, with the …