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Animals

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Welcomes 2 New Masai Giraffes

Aug. 15
By City News Service
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Gowon and his half-brother, Kamau, are the first of their subspecies born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

SeaWorld To Expand Killer Whale Habitat

Aug. 15
By City News Service and 10News
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SeaWorld made the announcement following its stock plunging in the wake of the documentary "Blackfish."

Gray Whale Swims Into Mission Bay

Aug. 13
City News Service, 10News
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A baby gray whale spotted Wednesday morning in Mission Bay was back in the ocean near South Mission Beach by the afternoon.

Baby Okapi At San Diego Safari Park Getting Bigger

July 23
By City News Service
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Jackson, the 2-week-old okapi calf, is walking and getting comfortable with his barn at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Endangered Black Rhino Born At San Diego Safari Park

July 18
By City News Service
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A critically endangered black rhinoceros was born at the San Diego Safari Park on Sunday.

How Animals With Mental Illness Can Help Humans Heal

July 15
Midday Edition
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A growing consensus on animal behavior is leaning toward the theory animals have complex emotional lives more similar to our own than realized. "Animal Madness" takes its cue from the problems of one disturbed dog and examines what we can learn about ourselves from the emotional problems of animals.

Crowned Crane Chicks Take A Walk At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

July 11
By KPBS
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Some say exercise is for the birds. In this case, they'd be absolutely correct.

Happy Ending For Soldier Whose Ex Sold His Dog While He Was Deployed?

July 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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Soldier Robert Gabbert entrusted his beloved dog Baxter with his former girlfriend when he deployed to Afghanistan in March. His ex-flame then sold Baxter on Craigslist to another military family. A group of strangers who learned of Gabbert's plight on Facebook have now successfully negotiated Baxter's return to his original home.

Help Pick Name For California Condor Chick At Safari Park

July 9
By City News Service
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park officials announced Wednesday that it will let its fans choose a Chumash name for a California condor born there two months ago.

San Marcos Cat Diagnosed With 'Rabbit Fever'

July 8
By City News Service
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San Diego County health officials said a cat in San Marcos has tested positive for tularemia — or "rabbit fever" — a potentially dangerous bacterial disease.

Baby Orangutan At San Diego Zoo Switching To Solid Foods

July 7
By City News Service
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Zoo officials said that although the playful youngster continues to nurse, her emerging teeth are leading her to experiment with solid foods like apples, mangos and bananas.

Fireworks Send Nearly 100 Dogs Running For Shelters During Fourth Of July Weekend

July 7
By KPBS
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Nearly 100 dogs were brought in to county animal shelters after running away from home this Independence Day.

3 US Troops, 1 Military Dog Killed In Afghanistan

June 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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A roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan killed three U.S. service members and their military working dog on Friday.

'Our Wild San Diego' Learns About Area's Birds Of Prey

June 20
By Dwane Brown
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Did you know the bald eagle is native to San Diego? Join Evening Edition’s Dwane Brown as he learns about San Diego's raptors at The Living Coast Discovery Center.

Abandoned Cheetah Cub, Companion Puppy Bonding At San Diego Safari Park

June 19
By City News Service
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A cheetah cub at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park that was rejected by his mother has been has been getting to know the Rhodesian ridgeback puppy he has been paired up with as part of the park's animal ambassador program.