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The Oldest Breeding Male Gorilla in the U.S. Gets a Heart Exam

| December 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Oldest Breeding Male Gorilla in the U.S. Gets a Heart Exam

Winston, the oldest breeding male gorilla in the United States, is resting at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park after undergoing a thorough medical exam that included an in-depth assessment of his heart. The assessment was made after animal care staff noticed a decline in his general health earlier this year, when he showed nonspecific […]

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World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

Gorilla birthdays are always a momentous occasion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but today’s (Oct. 24) festivities were especially significant. Vila (pronounced VEE-la), the world’s second oldest gorilla, celebrated her 60th birthday with a joyful party that included all nine members of her family at the Safari Park, including a second birthday girl—one-year […]

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Tiger Cub Pair Gets More Room for Playtime Adventures

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tiger Cub Pair Gets More Room for Playtime Adventures

The rambunctious Sumatran and Bengal tiger cubs being cared for by the animal care staff at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are growing and thriving. The younger of the two male cubs, a Bengal tiger, now weighs 15.6 pounds; and his Sumatran tiger companion weighs 19.1 pounds. As they continue to grow, the Bengal […]

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Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Matching Donor for $5,000

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Matching Donor for $5,000

Horses of Tir Na Nog’s efforts to raise $15,000 for their Medical Fund has just received a significant boost. An anonymous donor has offered a $5,000 matching gift for funds raised between Aug. 26 and September 26, 2017. “This summer we have been trying to raise $30,000 to cover our basic annual medical expenses. Through […]

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The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Morgan Freeman Join the Fleet Science Center for a spectacular journey to a remote and wondrous world when the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar opens in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater on Friday, August 4, 2017. The film is produced by IMAX® and Warner Bros. […]

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Conservationists Take Giraffe Surveillance to New Heights

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Conservationists Take Giraffe Surveillance to New Heights

In a remote area of northern Kenya, a team of conservationists and veterinarians are collaborating on a unique project that will allow them to gather in-depth information on the habits of Kenya’s threatened reticulated giraffe population. The science team, made up of personnel from multiple conservation organizations, has attached solar-powered GPS satellite tracking devices to […]

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Dental Care for Tir Na Nog Horses

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Dental Care for Tir Na Nog Horses

This past June, the annual Dental Day at Horses of Tir Na Nog took place. Forty-four of our sanctuary equines had their dental needs addressed, their weights checked, and receive dewormers and vaccinations. Adult horses have between 36 to 44 teeth, depending on if a horse has retained its canine and wolf teeth. Horses’ teeth […]

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From 92 to 123 Dogs Rescued

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
From 92 to 123 Dogs Rescued

Last month, the San Diego Humane Society became part of a life-saving journey to rescue 92 Yorkies from a residence in San Diego County. Now the number of dogs rescued has grown to 123 (114 dogs and nine puppies). According to the San Diego Humane Society, it is not unusual for hoarders to hide animals […]

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Three Horses Find a New Home

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Three Horses Find a New Home

As 2016 came to a close, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services continued to rescue abandoned and neglected horses throughout the County. While several have found loving homes, three had remained unadopted. • Elton’s family was evicted in June. He and his buddies were left behind. Chronic foot issues left him waiting for […]

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Dog Bites and Homeowners’ Liability Insurance

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

On a recent weekend, some friends and I were walking our dogs in Mission Hills. A loose pit bull approached our group, charged and bit my dog. We chased it away and called animal control. Thankfully, my dog wasn’t seriously hurt, but it got me thinking about the responsibilities of owning a pet. Owning a […]

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