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Friday, April 27, 2018 Bernardo Bay Trails Staging Area

Día del Niño

Saturday, April 28, 2018 San Diego Zoo Safari Park

18th Annual Pet Day On The Bay

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County To Lay Off 38 Employees As Part Of Plan To Shrink Animal Services Department

April 24
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with laying off 38 full-time Animal Services employees as part of a plan to shrink the department.

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Searching For Ashes Within Ashes — Dog Teams Hunt For Human Cremains In Wildfire Wreckage

Jan. 16
April Dembosky / Cal Report

Archeologists work with forensic search dogs at the Institute for Canine Forensics to find human cremains in wildfire wreckage.

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Pets Lost In Lilac Fire Waiting To Be Claimed

Dec. 20, 2017
By City News Service

A 10-year-old turkey named Violet, brought in by county Animal Services during the Lilac Fire in the North County, is back home, but three animals remain unclaimed, authorities said Thursday.

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Calls For End To Mexico's Capture Of Endangered Porpoise

Nov. 6, 2017
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.

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

Oct. 13, 2017
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.

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Introducing: San Diego Zoo's Newest Baby Hippo

Sept. 28, 2017
By Elma Gonzalez

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

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

Sept. 12, 2017
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.

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

Sept. 5, 2017
By City News Service

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

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Tiger Cub Intercepted At Otay Border Is Healthy

Aug. 25, 2017
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.

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

Aug. 18, 2017
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.

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42-Year-Old SeaWorld Orca Dies

Aug. 16, 2017
By City News Service

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

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Research Marine Mammal's Move To Tourist Park Causes Stir

Aug. 8, 2017
By Associated Press

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

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San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

Aug. 7, 2017
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.

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San Diego Zoo Makes First Attempt At Inseminating Southern White Rhino

July 25, 2017
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.

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

July 14, 2017
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.

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