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Crisis Situation for Animal Welfare Organizations

| May 5, 2024 | 0 Comments
Crisis Situation for Animal Welfare Organizations

For the first time, San Diego’s leading animal welfare organizations have come together to raise awareness about the critical state of animal shelters in San Diego County. Here’s how the community can help: In San Diego County, local shelters and rescues are caring for far more animals than their facilities were designed to house. In […]

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Funani and Amahle Are Enjoying Their Renovated Habitat

| March 31, 2024 | 0 Comments
Funani and Amahle Are Enjoying Their Renovated Habitat

It’s with joyful glee that the San Diego Zoo reminds residents to see the adorable faces of their two resident hippos: the 39-year-old Funani (pronounced “foo-nah-nee”) and her four-year-old daughter, Amahle (pronounced “ah-mah-shlay”). After a months-long renovation, the duo has recently returned to their Hippo Trail habitat. The aquatic ecosystem habitat boasts 110 feet of crystal-clear glass for […]

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Two Horses Abandoned in the Tijuana River Valley Find Their Forever Home at Local Sanctuary

| February 10, 2024 | 0 Comments
Two Horses Abandoned in the Tijuana River Valley Find Their Forever Home at Local Sanctuary

On November 21, 2023 an eleven-year-old gelding was found abandoned in a staging area corral in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park. On December 9, 2023 a second gelding, a twenty-five-year-old Appaloosa was found abandoned nearby. Neither horse had food or water. Fortunately, both horses were rescued by San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement. Both […]

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Wildlife Rescued During Major Rainstorm

| February 10, 2024 | 0 Comments
Wildlife Rescued During Major Rainstorm

A coyote who had a bucket stuck on his head and was rescued from a flooded field full of debris during San Diego’s devasting storm, is now back in the wild. On Friday, January 26 San Diego Humane Society’s Project Wildlife team released the coyote in a dry field, not far from where he was […]

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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Wins Sweepstakes Trophy in 135th Rose Parade®

| January 6, 2024 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Wins Sweepstakes Trophy in 135th Rose Parade®

On January 1, 2024 San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance participated in the 135th Rose Parade® presented by Honda with a float celebrating the San Diego Zoo’s 107-year history. The float themed “It Began With a Roar” depicted iconic wildlife from the Zoo, including Rex the lion, whose mighty roar sparked a dream more than a […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Protects the Heart of a Critically Endangered Gorilla Patriarch

| January 6, 2024 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Protects the Heart of a Critically Endangered Gorilla Patriarch

In 2017, a team of medical experts—including specialists in the treatment of both human and wildlife patients—gathered to assess an esteemed elder resident of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Winston, a critically endangered silverback gorilla. Today, at age 51, he is considered one of the world’s oldest male gorillas in managed care. Winston, who […]

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Holiday Traditions Take on a Wild Twist at the San Diego Zoo 

| December 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
Holiday Traditions Take on a Wild Twist at the San Diego Zoo 

Familiar holiday traditions take on a wild twist at the San Diego Zoo with the return of Jungle Bells by California Coast Credit Union. The Zoo, located at 2920 Zoo Drive in San Diego, will be aglow with holiday cheer and decorations, festive music, roaming entertainers, special food items and sweets, and awe-inspiring views of […]

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San Diego Humane Society Has a Crisis Situation

| December 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

The San Diego Humane Society is seeing the number of dogs in its care remain at unprecedented levels. Since last November alone, they’ve seen a 30 percent increase in the number of dogs entering its shelters, with a current population of 580 canines. 175 of those dogs have been with them for more than 50 […]

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15th Annual Gaslamp Pet Parade & Pups in the Pub Party

| November 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

The pitter-patter of paws will fill the Gaslamp Quarter with Holiday delight this December. Tis the season for San Diego’s favorite feel-good parade, the Gaslamp Quarter Holiday Pet Parade and Pups in the Pub Party. Returning at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 16, 2023, this annual local favorite tradition highlights dogs, cats, and other pets as the Gaslamp “decks the […]

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Three-month-old Red Panda Cub Named In time for International Red Panda Day

| October 4, 2023 | 0 Comments
Three-month-old Red Panda Cub Named In time for International Red Panda Day

In time for International Red Panda Day, the 3-month-old red panda cub at the San Diego Zoo, received her new name. The endangered cub will now be called Pavitra (pronounced pah-vee-tra), which means “sacred” in Nepali. Pavitra was born June 9 to first-time parents Adira and Lucas, and she is the first red panda born at the Zoo since 2006. […]

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