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The Last of my Musings…for Now

| January 10, 2023 | 0 Comments
<strong>The Last of my Musings…for Now</strong>

On October 4, 2022, I fell from my cantering lesson horse, Dolly.  It was totally my fault; I was concentrating on giving her a jab with my right leg (which she did not need),when she saw something terrifying—a man with an enormous, coiled hose.   As I had my right leg in the air off her […]

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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Wins Animation Award in 2023 Rose Parade presented by Honda 

| January 10, 2023 | 0 Comments
<strong>San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Wins Animation Award in 2023 Rose Parade presented by Honda </strong>

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance—an international conservation organization with “two front doors”: the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—participated in the 134th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, with a float celebrating the Safari Park’s 50th anniversary. With its theme “Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation,” the float depicted rhinos, giraffes and the Safari Park’s iconic Wildlife […]

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Celebrate the Season in Wild Style at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

| December 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
Celebrate the Season in Wild Style at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

‘Tis the season! Wild Holidays returns to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on select dates: December 3 and 4, December 10 and 11, December 17 through 23, and December 26 through 31, 2022; and January 1, 2023. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. during this event, […]

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Jungle Bells Will Be Ringing This Holiday Season at San Diego Zoo

| December 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
Jungle Bells Will Be Ringing This Holiday Season at San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo guests are invited to celebrate the season with the return of Jungle Bells Proudly Supported by California Coast Credit Union. The annual holiday event will treat guests to a joyous wonderland of twinkling lights, live entertainment, festive music and views of awe-inspiring wildlife.  Jungle Bells is scheduled for Friday, December 9 through Sunday, January […]

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Birch Aquarium and Cincinnati Zoo Join Forces to Bolster the Little Blue Penguins Population in the United States 

| December 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
Birch Aquarium and Cincinnati Zoo Join Forces to Bolster the Little Blue Penguins Population in the United States 

Five Little Blue Penguins from Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego embarked on a 2,000-mile cross-country move to Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  The move is part of an international Species Survival Plan (SSP) that works to maintain the genetic diversity of certain species in zoos and aquariums.  This year, […]

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The Hardships of Horse Riding

| November 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
The Hardships of Horse Riding

October was not my best month.  It began with a stupid mistake on my part.  I was practicing dressage on my friend, Dolly, the lesson horse.  I knew something next door had disturbed her; she jumped a bit to the side.  Normally when this happens, or if she gives a little buck to express displeasure […]

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Animal Artist Book Release Will Benefit Local Rescued Tigers And Bears

| November 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Animal Artist Book Release Will Benefit Local Rescued Tigers And Bears

Local San Diego animal artist Sinclair Stratton best known for her colorful pet portraits is releasing her first book of animal paintings called “Always Be Kind to Animals” in an art show and fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, November 13 at The Studio Door Gallery, 3867 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 benefiting […]

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Besotted by Creatures who Reciprocate the Feeling

| October 8, 2022 | 0 Comments
Besotted by Creatures who Reciprocate the Feeling

I admit I am besotted by most animals, particularly furry or feathered.  Furry are my favorites because I love touching them.  I can relate most easily to mammals being one myself.  This past week was absolutely fabulous.  The trainer where I take lessons in dressage, a type of horse-back riding, went out of town.  I […]

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Southern White Rhino Calf Receives a New Name 

| October 8, 2022 | 0 Comments
Southern White Rhino Calf Receives a New Name 

A six-week-old male southern white rhino calf at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has been given a name: Neville. The name was chosen by a generous supporter of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, in honor of a South African doctor who made a positive impact on the […]

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Critically Endangered Orangutan Thriving at the San Diego Zoo

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Critically Endangered Orangutan Thriving at the San Diego Zoo

Wildlife care team members at the San Diego Zoo recently celebrated two of the Zoo’s prominent primate residents: Kaja, a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan infant; and his mother, Indah. Following major health complications that left Indah hospitalized after giving birth, wildlife care specialists jumped in to care for Kaja and help nurture him during the critical early weeks of his life.  Due […]

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