It’s no coincidence that this year’s blockbuster Christmas movie. ’The Greatest Showman’ should coincide with the curtain falling on the longest-running traveling circus, namely the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus. And when the ‘greatest show on earth’ finally stomps on it’s caravan brakes for the last time, other traveling circuses may not be far behind.
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are painful processes emotionally and, often, physically. Their goal is not to punish addicts, but to help them heal. What better healing aid that a non-judgmental pet?
Meet Binti Jua, a female gorilla living at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago, Illinois, whose name in Swahili means Daughter of Sunshine. She saved the life of a little boy who toppled into the gorilla habitat one summer day a number of years go.