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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."

SeaWorld Won't Appeal Citations Keeping Trainers Out Of Water During 'Shamu' Shows

Aug. 20
By City News Service
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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will no longer pursue an appeal of citations issued by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau — who was killed by an orca at the Florida park.

San Diego Humane Society Rescues 420 Chinchillas

Aug. 20
By City News Service
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The chinchillas will be put up for adoption after they're determined to be healthy.

Saving Lives At San Diego Humane Society's 24-Hour Kitten Nursery

Aug. 20
Midday Edition
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Kitten season is here and that means animal shelters are getting an influx of homeless litters. The San Diego Humane Society says many newborn kittens wouldn't survive if it weren't for its 24-hour kitten nursery.

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."