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Communicating with the Non-Human World

| August 9, 2022 | 0 Comments
Communicating with the Non-Human World

I have always believed that there should be a way to communicate with living entities that are not human.  Given today’s state of the world, I am not sure humans are doing such a great job communicating with our own species.  I am not an “animal communicator,” nor do I wish to become one; I […]

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Birch Aquarium Presents Opening Date for Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins

| July 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Birch Aquarium Presents Opening Date for Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego announced July 12, 2022 as the opening date for Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins– the biggest addition to Birch Aquarium at Scripps in 30 years.  Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins follows the world’s smallest penguins on their journey from hatchlings to adults, highlighting the challenges they face in […]

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San Diego Zoo Welcomes Birth of Endangered Ring-tailed Lemur

| July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Welcomes Birth of Endangered Ring-tailed Lemur

The San Diego Zoo recently welcomed the birth of a ring-tailed lemur infant at the Zoo’s Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks Madagascar Forest habitat. The female infant was born May 22 to first-time lemur mother, Rindra. Wildlife care specialists report the infant is doing very well, nursing properly and gaining weight.   “We are all so excited and honored to have […]

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Surprising Information about Bees

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Surprising Information about Bees

In April, the Garden Club met at Mission Hills Nursery to hear Candace Vanderhoff from Solobee tell us the truth about bees.  I assumed that most of our food is directly or indirectly dependent on the European honeybees’ pollination.  We learned from Vanderhoff that the European honeybee is threatening our native bee population by bullying […]

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Three-month-old Giraffe Calf Thrives Following Unique Orthotic Leg Brace Treatment 

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Three-month-old Giraffe Calf Thrives Following Unique Orthotic Leg Brace Treatment 

A three-month-old giraffe calf at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has received a new lease on life, thanks to swift intervention by the conservation organization’s wildlife health and wildlife care teams to correct abnormalities that threatened the calf’s survival. The female youngster—named Msituni (pronounced see tune neee), which means “in the forest” in Swahili— received a pair of specialized giraffe-patterned […]

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Percy the Porcupine Puppet Made Her San Diego Zoo Debut?

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
Percy the Porcupine Puppet Made Her San Diego Zoo Debut?

Percy the Porcupine puppet delighted guests when she made her San Diego Zoo debut, in celebration of Earth Day. She is an awe-inspiring prehensile-tailed porcupine that is 17 feet high. Percy was first unveiled in Los Angeles last month, before making her way to San Diego. Her first-ever appearance at the San Diego Zoo created […]

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Podder Retires from the County’s Agriculture, Weights & Measures Department

| April 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
Podder Retires from the County’s Agriculture, Weights & Measures Department

By Yvette Urrea Moe, County of San Diego Communications  After four years of service protecting the region’s agriculture industry, Podder is going to be sniffing out the life of leisure. The detector dog has retired from his work with the County’s Agriculture, Weights & Measures Department. County staff organized a small ceremony at the Waterfront Park […]

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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Prepares to Open Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Prepares to Open Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo

The past couple of months, burrowing owls and prairie dogs at the San Diego Zoo moved to their new “digs” in the Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp. Orb weaver spiders began spinning new webs, and other wildlife like Fijian iguanas, axolotls and dragon-headed katydids are now acclimating to their new habitats in preparation for the public opening March 2022. The public […]

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The Pleasures of Age

| February 22, 2022 | 0 Comments
The Pleasures of Age

For the past few years it seems that I devote one annual column to age.  Before this goes to press, I will turn 81.  I can honestly say that so far, this seems to be the best year of my life.  First, I survived the COVID isolation; in fact, I turned it into a huge […]

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San Diego Zoo Celebrates the Birth of a Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Celebrates the Birth of a Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan

A new year brings new beginnings—and that is especially true for Indah, a 35-year-old female Sumatran orangutan at the San Diego Zoo, who gave birth to her third infant earlier this month. The healthy two-week-old male was born on January 4, and has been named Kaja, after an island in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, […]

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