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Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine's Parents Adopt His Military Dog (Video)

June 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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Fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz was not alone when he died Sept. 28, 2011, in Afghanistan — Dino, his bomb-sniffing military dog, was at his side. On Saturday, Diaz's parents adopted Dino in a special ceremony at Camp Pendleton.

Marine Corps Looking To Find Adoptive Homes For War Dogs

June 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Marine Corps' elite improvised explosive device-sniffing dog program is winding down along with the war in Afghanistan, and Corps officials are looking for new homes for many of these highly trained canines.

San Diego-Based Petco To Stop Sale Of China-Made Pet Treats

May 21
By City News Service
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The decision, announced Tuesday, comes amid years of concern from pet owners who believe the treats are making dogs and cats sick, sometimes fatally.

Cancer, Old Age Could Signal End Of Breeding For San Diego Zoo's Giant Panda Pair

May 7
By Susan Murphy
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Two of the San Diego zoo’s most popular parents might be done making baby pandas. One half of the giant panda pair has cancer, the other is getting too old to have offspring.

Lion Cubs Get Frisky In Safari Park Habitat

April 24
By City News Service
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Two 5-month-old African lion cubs at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park got a snoot full of new scents Thursday, along with some toys.

Baby Koalas At San Diego Zoo Right On Track

April 17
By KPBS
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A pair of Queensland koala joeys got a little checkup Thursday to see if they're growing up big and strong.

Baby Orangutan At San Diego Zoo Branching Out On Its Own

April 11
By City News Service

The 5-month-old orangutan, named Aisha, can be seen most mornings exploring the climbing structure in her habitat, which has swings, ropes and hammocks to climb and play on.

Scripps Health Celebrates Pet Therapy Volunteers

April 11
By Caitlin Johnson
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As a part of National Volunteer Week, Scripps Health celebrated its pet therapy volunteer teams with a “puppy party” at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

SeaWorld Loses Appeal In Death By Killer Whale

April 11
Associated Press
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In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court said SeaWorld's challenge to the finding was unpersuasive and that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission was correct when it found that the SeaWorld park in Orlando, Fla., had violated a federal workplace safety law.

Moon Jellyfish And The Stingray Shuffle At Living Coast Discovery Center

April 4
By Dwane Brown
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KPBS Evening Edition anchor Dwane Brown meets some of the aquatic animals found in "Our Wild San Diego."

Baby Gorilla Nurses; Mother Holds Her For First Time

March 24
By KPBS
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A baby gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park was physically introduced with her mother, Imani, for the first time Monday morning.

Safari Park's Baby Gorilla Meets Mother For First Time

March 21
By City News Service
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The gorilla born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park last week left a veterinary hospital for the first time on Friday and was shown to the gorilla troop's other members -- including her mother.

SeaWorld Marks 50 Years In San Diego

March 21
By City News Service
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The celebration comes amid controversy over keeping orcas in captivity, which has been heightened by the documentary "Blackfish.''

Camp Pendleton Marines Rescue Camel In Afghanistan

March 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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It might not be part of the official job description of being a U.S. Marine, but that didn't stop a group of troops — some assigned to Camp Pendleton — from rescuing a camel trapped in a ditch in Afghanistan.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park's Newborn Gorilla Battles Pneumonia

March 18
By City News Service
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The baby, born Wednesday by cesarean section, is being treated by the park's veterinary staff and neonatal specialists from UC San Diego Health.