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Calls For End To Mexico's Capture Of Endangered Porpoise

Calls For End To Mexico's Capture Of Endangered Porpoise

Nov. 6
By Associated Press

Calls are mounting for the Mexican government and international experts to stop an operation to capture and enclose the few remaining vaquita porpoises, after one of the animals died soon after being caught over the weekend.

It's A Boy! Safari Park Says Hippo Born Last Month Is Male

It's A Boy! Safari Park Says Hippo Born Last Month Is Male

Oct. 13
By City News Service

A river hippopotamus born three weeks ago at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a male, park officials said Friday.

Introducing: San Diego Zoo's Newest Baby Hippo

Introducing: San Diego Zoo's Newest Baby Hippo

Sept. 28
By Elma Gonzalez

Meet San Diego Zoo’s newest addition to the family: a baby hippo.

Sumatran Tiger Cub From National Zoo Joins Bengal Tiger Cub Discove...

Sumatran Tiger Cub From National Zoo Joins Bengal Tiger Cub Discovered At Border

Sept. 12
By City News Service

A Sumatran tiger cub at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., was flown to San Diego Monday to join a young Bengal tiger discovered during an apparent smuggling attempt from Mexico.

80 Orphaned Dogs, Cats Up For Adoption In San Diego After Harvey

80 Orphaned Dogs, Cats Up For Adoption In San Diego After Harvey

Sept. 5
By City News Service

San Diego animal lovers are pitching in to help furry victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Tiger Cub Intercepted At Otay Border Is Healthy

Tiger Cub Intercepted At Otay Border Is Healthy

Aug. 25
By City News Service

A Bengal tiger cub smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico was in good condition Friday at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.

Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts Snorkeler...

Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts Snorkelers, Scientists

Aug. 18
By Katie Schoolov

Changing ocean temperatures have brought more leopard sharks to La Jolla Shores this summer than the previous two years, and the public can join Birch Aquarium for guided shark snorkels through September.

42-Year-Old SeaWorld Orca Dies

42-Year-Old SeaWorld Orca Dies

Aug. 16
By City News Service

SeaWorld is in mourning Wednesday for the matriarch of the park's orca family.

Research Marine Mammal's Move To Tourist Park Causes Stir

Research Marine Mammal's Move To Tourist Park Causes Stir

Aug. 8
By Associated Press

Compared with other marine mammals, 40-year-old Kina has lived a particularly winding and high-profile life.

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

Aug. 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers are working to save a critically endangered rhino species that is teetering close to extinction. Scientists are using southern white rhinos as surrogates in a last-ditch effort to save northern whites.

San Diego Zoo Makes First Attempt At Inseminating Southern White Rhino

San Diego Zoo Makes First Attempt At Inseminating Southern White Rhino

July 25
By City News Service

Researchers at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research announced Tuesday that they've made their first attempt to artificially inseminate a southern white rhinoceros, in an attempt to save the critically endangered northern white rhino.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Comic-Con Buzz

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Comic-Con Buzz

July 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Comic-Con may not start until next week, but there are some events happening before the big weekend, plus some sophisticated comic-related options.

La Mesa Could Become A Sanctuary City — For Ferrets

La Mesa Could Become A Sanctuary City — For Ferrets

July 7
By Tom Fudge

Ferret owners in La Mesa want the city council to make a strong statement in favor of legalizing ferrets as pets.

New Policy Limits San Diego Shelter Dogs To One 15-Minute Walk A Day

New Policy Limits San Diego Shelter Dogs To One 15-Minute Walk A Day

June 22
By Claire Trageser

The change was made in the hopes of ensuring all dogs get out at least once a day. But some volunteers at the shelter have concerns that the new rule will hurt bigger dogs who need more exercise.

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

June 8
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Megan Leavey is a U.S. Marine corporal veteran who worked with a bomb sniffing dog during her tour in Iraq. Her story is now the basis for the film opening Friday and bearing her name and directed by "Blackfish's" Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

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