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Burrowing Owls Find Home in the Grasslands of Ramona

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
Burrowing Owls Find Home in the Grasslands of Ramona

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance team members gathered with Ramona residents and representatives of natural resource agencies to welcome some new neighbors to the Ramona grasslands: 24 western burrowing owls. The ground-dwelling raptors, which hatched at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, were reintroduced to a swath of suitable habitat preserved as part of the […]

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Suzy’s Zoo Began Right Here in San Diego

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Suzy’s Zoo Began Right Here in San Diego

As a little girl, Suzy Spafford discovered new worlds and joyful ventures right at the end of her watercolor brush and pastel markers.  At five-years of age she would spend hours merging shapes and colors and creating happy images.  The summer after high school graduation, one of her favorite places became the huge art mart […]

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Creating a More Compassionate World for Community Cats

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Creating a More Compassionate World for Community Cats

By Gary Weitzman, DVM, president and CEO, San Diego Humane Society In a report published in the San Diego Union Tribune on December 20, 2020 titled “San Diego Humane Society urged to stop releasing adoptable cats back onto streets,” reporter Morgan Cook noted that some animal advocates disagree about the best care for community cats. The […]

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San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Reopened

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Reopened

In keeping with the latest guidance set forth from the Governor’s Office, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park reopened to the public, ending an almost two-month-long closure that began December 7, 2020. Guests will have the opportunity to once again experience amazing wildlife with their families, stroll among diverse habitats […]

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Houdini the Husky Performs His Best Trick

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments
Houdini the Husky Performs His Best Trick

By Yvette Urrea Moe Houdini the Husky has performed his best trick yet with the help of a professional magician. The dog who needed a home after being adopted and returned seven times has vanished from the San Diego County Animal Shelter and is now in the loving and capable hands of his new best friend, […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Gorillas Recovering After SARS-CoV-2 Diagnosis

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Gorillas Recovering After SARS-CoV-2 Diagnosis

The gorilla troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is recovering following the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in several troop members earlier this month. San Diego Zoo Global is relieved to announce that the eight-member troop is eating, drinking, interacting and on their way to a full recovery, thanks to […]

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Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Kenny Loggins Donates Custom Theme Song to San Diego Zoo Kids Channel

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments
Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Kenny Loggins Donates Custom Theme Song to San Diego Zoo Kids Channel

Kenny Loggins, one of pop music’s greatest hit makers, offered a special treat to young patients and their families at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego — along with viewers from around the globe — when he presented “The Great Adventure,” a custom theme song recorded by Loggins for the San Diego Zoo Kids Channel, this […]

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Military Personnel and Dogs Need Our Support

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Military Personnel and Dogs Need Our Support

Move America Forward (MAF) is constantly involved in providing care packages (food and supplies) to military troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. These care packages bring great joy and comfort to military personnel who are a world apart. Recently MAP received a request from a K9 unit in Iraq who are dealing with intense heat […]

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In 2021, Consider a Virtual Training Class for Your Dog (or Cat!)

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
In 2021, Consider a Virtual Training Class for Your Dog (or Cat!)

By Juliette Nash, Community Training Coordinator, San Diego Humane Society Whether you’ve just adopted a puppy during the pandemic or you’re a longtime pet owner, positive reinforcement-based behavioral training is key to a happy, healthy human-animal relationship, especially while everyone is spending more time at home. But with most traditional in-person training classes on hold in […]

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The Hidden Story

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
The Hidden Story

Sometimes life takes you on a journey that you never expected.  That’s exactly what recently happened to me. This past month I received a press release on DJ Lance and Tuxedo, a special canine, whose story is on page 2 of this issue.  However, the real story is with Tuxedo’s human companion, Barry Soper.  I […]

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