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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Raises Rare Egyptian Vulture

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Raises Rare Egyptian Vulture

After more than four decades of successfully breeding, rearing and introducing California condors and other vultures back into their native habitats, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is ushering in a new era of vulture conservation. Wildlife care specialists at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have begun hatching and raising the Western Egyptian vulture, a […]

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Spectacular Fall Celebrations Planned at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Spectacular Fall Celebrations Planned at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

This year, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is celebrating kids in a big way during October’s Kids Free Month, by offering amazingly fun activities and experiences for the whole family at the nonprofit conservation organization’s two wildlife parks. Throughout the entire month of October, kids ages 11 and younger will receive free admission to the […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Welcomes a Tamandua Pup

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Welcomes a Tamandua Pup

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is proud to announce the birth of a southern tamandua (pronounced tuh MAN deh wah) pup at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The female pup, yet to be named, was born July 21 to first-time tamandua parents, Cora and Fernando. Wildlife care specialists report the pup is healthy, and Cora is […]

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California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative Awards Nearly $300,000 in Grants

| August 12, 2021 | 0 Comments
California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative Awards Nearly $300,000 in Grants

California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative (CAWFC) recently awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to 27 organizations to make the largest possible impact for homeless pets across the state.  “Last year was an untraditional year in our state’s animal shelters. By taking our COVID-19 operating learnings and applying them to our ‘new normal’, we’re seeing services improving […]

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Destination Mission Hills

| July 3, 2021 | 0 Comments
Destination Mission Hills

by Dixie Hall, president of Mission Hills BID and owner of DixiePops It is safe to say this year’s celebration of our independence means different things to different people – from simple pride in being an American, to far more complex feelings that are currently causing people to rethink values and ideals. One thing we […]

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Immersive Komodo Kingdom and Rare Hummingbird Experience Now Open

| July 3, 2021 | 0 Comments
Immersive Komodo Kingdom and Rare Hummingbird Experience Now Open

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s commitment to inspire people to become wildlife allies was emphasized this morning as San Diego Zoo officials and San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Stephen Whitburn unveiled two brand-new habitats. With a crowd of invited guests and members of the press, Zoo officials and Whitburn cut the ribbon opening […]

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Golden Takin Born at the San Diego Zoo is off to a Strong Start

| June 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
Golden Takin Born at the San Diego Zoo is off to a Strong Start

Wildlife care specialists at the San Diego Zoo welcomed the birth of a female golden takin last month, the first of this takin subspecies to be born in the Western Hemisphere. The female calf is named Mei Ling, meaning “beautiful antelope” in the Mandarin language. Golden takins are a horned mammal related to sheep and […]

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Adam Graves: Some History on Balboa Park and its Trees. Part 1

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
Adam Graves:  Some History on Balboa Park and its Trees. Part 1

In February, Adam Graves, director of the Horticulture Department of the San Diego Zoo and previous manager of the browse program and of the zoo’s team of arborists over the past five years, was our featured speaker.  Graves received his B.S. in Biology at UCSD and his master’s at Miami University.  He also volunteered at […]

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Lions Tigers & Bears to Rescue White Tiger and Servals

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
Lions Tigers & Bears to Rescue White Tiger and Servals

Lions, Tigers & Bears, San Diego’s only accredited big cat and bear sanctuary, located in East County, is rescuing three exotic cats – the last animals left at a facility in Southern California that will shutter at the end of the month. These will be Lions Tigers & Bears’ first new residents of the year, […]

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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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