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Raw Food: The Hottest Trend in Pet Nutrition May Be the Riskiest

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Raw Food: The Hottest Trend in Pet Nutrition May Be the Riskiest

Dog owners are becoming more and more educated about the negative effects of processed kibble and canned food. They are looking to natural and minimally processed options for their best friends. While raw food has been a growing trend in the last decade, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it may not be the […]

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Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Assistance

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Assistance

Rescued Mustangs Receive Needed Care In November of 2018 fifteen underweight mustangs were seized by County of San Diego Department of Animal Services as part of an on-going animal neglect case. These fifteen are part of the mustang herd residing at Horses of Tir Na Nog. The original members were rescued by Animal Services in […]

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Lynx, Amur Leopards and Snow Leopards Receive a Snowy Experience

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
Lynx, Amur Leopards and Snow Leopards Receive a Snowy Experience

A lynx, three Amur leopards and two snow leopards received a cool experience this past month, when fresh, powdery snow was placed in their exhibits at the San Diego Zoo. While all three species of felines appeared to thoroughly enjoy the icy substance in their habitats, the snow leopards especially lived up to their name, […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Big Baby Girl Gets a Name

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Big Baby Girl Gets a Name

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park announced that the newest baby elephant born at the Park has been named Mkhaya. The youngest member of the herd—born Sept. 26 to mother Umngani (pronounced OOM-gah-nee)—was named for Mkhaya, a wildlife reserve in the southern African nation of Swaziland. The name follows the Safari Park’s tradition of naming […]

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Mustangs Participate in the Annual Fall Celebration for Tir Na Nog

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mustangs Participate in the Annual Fall Celebration for Tir Na Nog

Horses of Tir Na Nog, San Diego’s longest operating equine sanctuary, will be celebrating its mustang herd during its annual Fall Celebration. It will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Horses of Tir Na Nog and Rancho Samataguma at 26930 Old Hwy. 80, Guatay, CA 91931. This year’s annual […]

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An Equine Reunion Six Years In the Making

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
An Equine Reunion Six Years In the Making

On August 17, 2012 a group of six emaciated mustangs arrived at the ranch after being rescued by the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services as part of an animal neglect case. This group has flourished in our Mustang Habitat and welcomed their seventh member with the birth of a filly in 2013. […]

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San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration Returns

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration Returns

Enjoy a globally inspired, all-inclusive food, wine and beer tasting event at the San Diego Zoo from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22. More than 160 of Southern California’s best vendors—along with animal encounters, live entertainment and dancing—will take place inside the world-famous San Diego Zoo. At the Food, Wine & Brew Celebration, […]

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Compassion for Paws Thanks Donors

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Compassion for Paws Thanks Donors

This past month, Isabela Skincare in Mission Hills was the site of a fundraiser for Compassion for Paws. To help with this effort, Isabela Skincare provided raffle items as an incentive to help with the fundraiser. Candice Dodge, who is an author of the children’s book “Phyto The Friendly Firefighter,” is also supporting this effort […]

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Giant Panda Xiao Liwu Turns Six

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Giant Panda Xiao Liwu Turns Six

Giant panda Xiao Liwu (pronounced “sshyaoww lee woo”) turned six-years old this past month, and the San Diego Zoo held a “Super Hero for Wildlife” conservation-themed birthday celebration to honor the much-visited white-and-black bear. Zoo guests and animal care staff packed the Barlin-Kahn Family Panda Trek and watched as Xiao Liwu—also known as “Mr. Wu” […]

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Visually Impaired Horse Has New Home with Old Mate

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Visually Impaired Horse Has New Home with Old Mate

Two new equines have arrived at Horses of Tir Na Nog. One is an eighteen year-old gelding that has been diagnosed with moon blindness. Moon blindness is an eye disease that is also known as equine recurrent uveitis. The causes of this disease are not completely understood. As an appaloosa, this gelding had a greater […]

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