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All-White Waterbuck Stands Out At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Sept. 26
By City News Service
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The calf is one of nearly 300 ellipsen waterbucks born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park over the years, but is the first to have leucism, a condition that causes an animal to have reduced pigmentation.

'Our Wild San Diego' Gets Elementary

Sept. 24
By Dwane Brown
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KPBS Evening Edition anchor Dwane Brown talks with kids from Feaster Elementary School about animals found in "Our Wild San Diego."

Rescued Turtle Heading To New Home In San Diego

Sept. 24
Associated Press
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On Thursday, two Turtle Hospital staffers will accompany Sapphire the loggerhead turtle on the approximately 2,500-mile journey to The Living Coast Discovery Center in San Diego.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Takes Pride In Lion Cubs' First Foray

Sept. 11
By City News Service
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Animal keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park said the cubs generally followed their mother, Oshana, around their new home but veered off occasionally to play in tall grass or climb logs and rocks.

Bulldog Puppy PFC Smedley Butler Becomes A Marine

Sept. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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He might have been the youngest and smallest Marine at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony at Camp Pendleton Thursday morning, but he certainly attracted the most attention.

Marine Veteran Reunites With Military Dog, Thanks To California Group (Video)

Sept. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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They ate every meal together, slept next to each other each night. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Robert Hulsey forged an unbreakable bond with his military working dog Jjoe while the two served together in Afghanistan. When Jjoe retired, Hulsey was able to adopt him, thanks to the California nonprofit group Mission K9 Rescue.

4-Week-Old Rhino Introduced To New Home At Safari Park

Sept. 8
By City News Service
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The greater one-horned rhino, born Aug. 1, weighed only 128 pounds — calves usually weigh 132 and 176 pounds at birth — so animal care staff kept a 24-hour watch on her.

Fennec Fox Frolics At San Diego Zoo's Nursery

Sept. 5
By KPBS
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The nocturnal fox pup has spurts of energy, so animal care staff have been giving him lots of toys and food puzzles to help keep him busy.

Update: After A 4-Day Hunt, Albino Cobra Is Caught In L.A. Suburb

Sept. 5
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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A driver spotted the highly poisonous snake and called authorities. It was captured without incident and is headed next to the San Diego Zoo.

Cheetah Cub At San Diego Zoo Safari Park Recovering From Surgery

Sept. 4
By KPBS
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Accompanied by his puppy companion, a male cheetah cub at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is recovering from surgery to repair growth abnormalities in his limbs.

Death Of Soldier With Military Dog Unit Under Investigation

Sept. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the death of Pvt. 1st Class Darrell Robinson, 23, who was found dead at Fort Bragg in North Carolina on Aug. 31. Robinson was a military police officer with the 550th Military Working Dog Detachment.

Baby Gorilla At San Diego Zoo Safari Park Crawling And Curious

Aug. 29
By KPBS
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Now 5 months old, baby gorilla Joanne still rides on mom's back usually but is now spending more time sitting and crawling around her enclosure.

100-Year-Old Tortoise At San Diego Zoo Sent To Toledo

Aug. 28
By City News Service
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Emerson, a 440-pound Galapagos tortoise who has been at the San Diego Zoo since the 1980s, was flown to Detroit and then driven to Ohio on Wednesday.

California's Drought Stings Bees, Honey Supplies

Aug. 22
TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press
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The historic drought is reducing supplies of California honey, raising prices for consumers and making it harder for beekeepers to earn a living.

'Jackass' Star Takes Credit For Anti-SeaWorld Message On I-5 Sign

Aug. 21
By City News Service
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Steve-O confessed on YouTube Wednesday, saying "I'm putting my foot down for Shamu."