March of the Penguins

In January, those cute little African penguins that make their home in the Flamingo’s wildlife habitat are moving back to the Dallas Zoo, which has loaned them to the Flamingo for the past many years. No word on what Harrahs, which owns the Flamingo (and Paris, Ballys, O’Sheas, Caesars Palace and Imperial Palace), has planned for the space currently inhabited by the penguins. I’m not sure whether this should be considered a sign of other changes ahead for the Flamingo or not. Either way, this sucks. We always make sure to see the penguins at least once during each trip. They’ll be missed.


Five Hundy by Midnight 49: Vegas Christmas Spectacular

In this edition of the original Las Vegas podcast:

  • Christmas in Las Vegas by Dr. Elmo
  • South Coast opens this week
  • Lady Luck is Grinch
  • The monorail raises rates
  • Las Vegas Hilton hires Reba
  • Ivana’s condo property goes on the sale block
  • Airplay closes
  • Christmas in Vegas by Dale Watson
  • Michele finds nazinuts and Vosges chocolate locally
  • Vegas Web site profile: Las Vegas Entertainment and Show Guide
  • No show next week
  • Anniversary show plans: Send us your favorite show moments
  • Christmas in Las Vegas by Clint Holmes and Lesley Gore

  • Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 12/18/05 (33:17 min, 30.6 MB) or subscribe.