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A Three-Week-Old Giraffe Calf Gets a Name at the San Diego Zoo

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
A Three-Week-Old Giraffe Calf Gets a Name at the San Diego Zoo

Just in time for the New Year, a newborn giraffe calf at the San Diego Zoo has received the perfect gift—a name. The three-week-old female calf will be called Mawe (pronounced “maw way”), meaning stone in Swahili. She was born to first-time mom Saba; and at birth, she weighed a little under 150 pounds and stood approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall. Mawe has […]

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Newest Destination at the San Diego Zoo Entering Final Phases

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Newest Destination at the San Diego Zoo Entering Final Phases

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA) is expanding its mission to help all life thrive by cultivating some of its most important allies—the next generation. Opening in February 2022, the 3.2-acre Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo will be a place where guests and their families can enjoy an exciting experience […]

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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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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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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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Jungle Bells Festivities Return to the San Diego Zoo

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
Jungle Bells Festivities Return to the San Diego Zoo

The jubilant festivities will take place Dec. 4 to 6, Dec. 11 to 23, Dec. 25 to 31, 2020 and Jan. 1 to 3, 2021, treating guests to views of some of their favorite animals, seasonal decorations, lighted displays, music and joyful roaming entertainers.

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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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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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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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