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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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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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