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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.

Injured San Diego Marine Dog Handler Reunited With Canine Friend

June 17
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Jose Armenta, a retired Marine dog handler, has adopted his military dog Zenit after being wounded in Afghanistan.

25 Dogs Get Second Chance At Adoption Thanks To San Diego Humane Society

June 11
By KPBS , City News Service
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More than 20 dogs from a crowded animal shelter in Los Angeles took a two-hour trek to the San Diego Humane Society to be put up for adoption.

Puppy Named Pvt. Smedley Butler Is MCRD San Diego's New Mascot (Video)

June 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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Marine Corps Pvt. Smedley Butler - it's a hefty name for a little dog. But Smedley has big shoes (or paws) to fill. The 14-week-old English bulldog puppy is currently training to become MCRD San Diego's newest mascot.

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.