Bob Barker and the late Betty White have been so alike in some ways, it could appear pure they’d be greatest pals. Like Barker, White was a long-time staple of recreation exhibits. Along with her appearances on “Password,” “Match Sport,” “To Inform the Fact,” and plenty of others, she was the primary girl to obtain the Daytime Emmy for Excellent Sport Present Host for her work on the short-lived, “Simply Males!” White and Barker each loved lengthy careers on TV, and each died at age 99. Most of all, they have been each as dedicated to animals as they have been to performing. White, who owned pets all her life, was energetic in organizations such because the ASPCA.
It is shocking, then, that the 2 TV icons would discover themselves sparring over an elephant. Per NBC’s “As we speak,” in 2009, the Los Angeles Zoo was within the midst of establishing a big forested habitat that might increase the dwelling house for its Asian elephant, Billy. Barker was amongst a bunch of celebrities protesting the challenge, arguing for Billy to be transferred to an animal sanctuary. Nonetheless, White, who labored carefully with the zoo, supported its work with Billy. She as soon as advised Smithsonian Journal, “So many individuals have a closed thoughts on zoos. They suppose no animal must be in captivity … So what the zoos do, that a few of the ‘zoophobes’ do not perceive, is figure not solely with the captive animals but in addition with the dwindling populations within the wild.”