Tag: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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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The Oldest Breeding Male Gorilla in the U.S. Gets a Heart Exam

| December 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Oldest Breeding Male Gorilla in the U.S. Gets a Heart Exam

Winston, the oldest breeding male gorilla in the United States, is resting at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park after undergoing a thorough medical exam that included an in-depth assessment of his heart. The assessment was made after animal care staff noticed a decline in his general health earlier this year, when he showed nonspecific […]

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World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

Gorilla birthdays are always a momentous occasion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but today’s (Oct. 24) festivities were especially significant. Vila (pronounced VEE-la), the world’s second oldest gorilla, celebrated her 60th birthday with a joyful party that included all nine members of her family at the Safari Park, including a second birthday girl—one-year […]

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