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Scientists Examine Southern White Rhinoceros To Save Near-Extinct Cousins

Feb. 4
By City News Service
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The San Diego Zoo Safari Park launched an effort to examine the reproductive systems of southern white rhinoceros brought to San Diego in an attempt to save their near-extinct cousins.

Southern White Rhino Baby Makes Debut At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Oct. 16
By City News Service
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Kianga, which means sunshine in Swahili, was born Tuesday to mother Kacy and father Maoto — their second calf together. She's the 94th of her species born at the Safari Park.

Does California Coastal Commission Have Authority To Ban Breeding At SeaWorld?

Oct. 12
Midday Edition
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The California Coastal Commission approved SeaWorld's request to expand the holding tanks for its killer whales on the condition that it halts its breeding program.

Lawmakers Ask Obama To Update Animal Welfare Act

July 31
By City News Service
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A group of federal lawmakers called on President Barack Obama's administration to update 20-year-old rules governing the treatment of captive marine mammals, such as killer whales at SeaWorld San Diego.

San Diego Zoo Breaks Ground On $68M Africa Exhibit

July 29
By City News Service
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The eight-acre Africa Rocks project is the largest in the San Diego Zoo's history.

SeaWorld Now Caring For 15 Sea Lions, 6 Seals From Oil Spill

May 28
By City News Service
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The animals were soaked as up to 105,000 gallons of oil spilled near Refugio Beach.

Lawsuit Claims San Diego Animal Shelter Mistreated Dogs

May 28
By Associated Press
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A former veterinarian claims in a lawsuit that San Diego county's animal shelter mistreated dogs by leaving them in unheated kennels, calling the dogs "ice puppies."

SeaWorld Caring For 11 Sea Lions, 6 Seals From Oil Spill

May 27
By City News Service
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The animals were soaked as up to 105,000 gallons of oil spilled near Refugio Beach.

Cat Chat: San Diego Expert Decodes Feline Language

May 26
Midday Edition
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A new book, "How To Speak Cat: A Guide To Decoding Cat Language," co-authored San Diego Humane Society President Gary Weitzman, aims to help cat lovers better understand their feline friends.

San Diego Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe

May 20
By City News Service
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A female Masai giraffe born at the San Diego Zoo on Tuesday is healthy and interacting with other members of her herd.

Rare San Diego Rhino Dealing With Medical Issue

May 11
By Erik Anderson
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A rare rhinoceros is getting medical care at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

San Diego Zoo's California Condor Breeding Program To Continue

May 4
By City News Service
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The program will continue despite the death of Almiyi, a female euthanized after suffering from cancer for several months. Almiyi laid 49 eggs, of which 38 hatched, with 28 of the majestic birds being released into the wild.

Polar Bear At SeaWorld San Diego Artificially Inseminated

April 30
By City News Service
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SeaWorld and the Cincinnati Zoo are working together in an effort to get Snowflake pregnant.

San Diego Whale Bones Airlifted By Coast Guard For Research

April 13
By Erik Anderson
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The effort was a training exercise and a public service to help the San Diego Natural History Museum's research on whales.

SeaWorld Returns 22 Rehabilitated Sea Lions To Wild

April 7
By City News Service
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They're among 650 marine mammals taken in by the theme park's animal rescue team so far this year.

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