Just three weeks after he completed a half-million-dollar donation to Chimp Haven, a Louisiana sanctuary for former laboratory chimpanzees, Bob Barker has sent $250,000 to Save the Chimps, a sanctuary in Florida.
Last year, he donated $380,000 for a new habitat at Chimp Haven. And last week, the irrepressible Bob Barker flew down to the sanctuary in Louisiana to cut the ribbon — or rather to pick up the microphone and call out to five newly arrived chimpanzees: “Come on down!”
The irrepressible Bob Barker has offered pay $880,000 for the three elephants at the Toronto Zoo to be flown to the PAWS sanctuary in California.
The fact that a contestant on The Price Is Right won a trip to the infamous Calgary Stampede rodeo has left Bob Barker furious. “They wouldn’t have even considered it when I was there,” Barker said. “I had them take fur coats off the show.
Bob Barker, former host of The Price is Right, has offered to cover the cost of transporting three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to a sanctuary in California.
Watch out, Ringling Brothers and others. Congressman Jim Moran is nipping at your heels. And veteran animal protector Bob Barker was by his side on Tuesday, along with Jorja Fox, to introduce a bill that would stop the use of exotic animals in traveling circuses.
Toronto city councilors have voted overwhelmingly to send the three elephants at the Toronto Zoo to the California sanctuary PAWS (The Performing Animal Welfare Society).
It’s a big day for two prides of lions who were rescued from circuses in Bolivia and brought to a sanctuary in Colorado. They’ll soon be roaming on 40 acres of rolling grasslands at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.
Last December, Bob Barker turned 87. But nothing is holding him back from his single, focused passion in life: protecting animals from abuse.
After much debate, the board of the Toronto Zoo has voted to allow the three elephants being held there to move to a better home. It may not be a sanctuary, but it will be better than where they are.