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Endangered Grevy’s Zebra Foals Make Their Debut at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Endangered Grevy’s Zebra Foals Make Their Debut at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Kids Free Month at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park will be extra special this year, after the birth of not one, but six endangered Grevy’s zebra foals—adding to San Diego Zoo Global’s ongoing effort to help preserve a population that is in steep decline. San Diego Zoo Global has a long history with Grevy’s […]

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Parrot Talk

| September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
Parrot Talk

Every so often, or if you live in some parts of San Diego, you will hear loud squawking.  If you look up, you will see a hoard of different kinds of parrots.  To shed light on what they are, why they are here, and what their future might be, Sarah Mansfield of SoCal Parrot spoke […]

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Cheetah Cub Thriving at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Cheetah Cub Thriving at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

In between eating her morning meal, a seven-week-old cheetah cub played and pounced in an indoor nursery area at the Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Center, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The curious little feline hasn’t yet been named, and weighs just over five pounds. Since the cub arrived at the nursery […]

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Residents of Tir Na Nog Available for Adoption

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Residents of Tir Na Nog Available for Adoption

San Diego’s longest operating equine sanctuary responds to the Stay At Home orders, which led them to cancel their annual open house, by putting a number of their ranch residents up for adoption, virtually. “Twenty of our ranch residents, from our horses, to our dogs, cats, sheep, goats, pigs and burros are represented and available […]

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WHAT NOW?

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
WHAT NOW?

What To Do…When You Have Nothing To Do Look Around. It’s entirely possible that you have kept your favorite teen T-shirts out of …um, history. Devotion. Memories.  Love.  But, forget about it. I’ve already tested this.  Your unappreciative kids may already be plotting, knowing that, unlike us, keeping them won’t provide any enjoyment, use, or […]

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Motherless Koala Joey Receiving Round-the-Clock Care at the San Diego Zoo

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
Motherless Koala Joey Receiving Round-the-Clock Care at the San Diego Zoo

An eight-month-old koala joey being cared for round the clock by San Diego Zoo wildlife care specialists is thriving. The male koala joey, named Omeo (pronounced Ooh-me-ooh), lost his mother due to cancer in mid-December, when he was about five-and-a-half months old and was still in her pouch. To save the joey’s life, Zoo veterinarians […]

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My Cats and the Escape Artist

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
My Cats and the Escape Artist

We have two cats, Lord Harry S. Plushbottom, an 18-pound ragdoll who goes by “Harry,” and a nine pound black cat, Cayman Last, known as Cayman.  (My daughter’s last name is Last and should Cayman outlive us, he will become a member of the Last family.)  Harry is gentle, slow moving, and is content with […]

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New Burro Arrives Just In Time for Bowling for Burros

| March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
New Burro Arrives Just In Time for Bowling for Burros

Horses of Tir Na Nog welcomes Harlie, a new burro to the ranch, just in time for their annual Bowling for Burros fundraiser. Her two friends, Corey and Carolita, two older grey mares, accompanied Harlie. “All three of these equines were part of a County of San Diego Department of Animal Services case involving an […]

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Attracting Backyard Birds with Mike Matherly

| February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Attracting Backyard Birds with Mike Matherly

At its first meeting in 2020, Mission Hills Garden Club was entertained and educated about what we could do to encourage birds to visit our yards.  A long-time member of the Audubon Society, Mike Matherly is well versed about birds.  As he took us through his slide show, he knew what species was singing in […]

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Grooming, Not Just For Looking Pretty

| February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Grooming, Not Just For Looking Pretty

By Salvador Gomez, head groomer at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital One of my primary roles as a pet groomer is to make pet owners aware of certain things we experience with your pets. In some cases, our findings are life saving. One day I was grooming a dog and came across a new, mole-like growth. […]

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