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Public Outrage Emerges After San Diego Officer Shoots Pit Bull

March 19
By City News Service
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Protesters are asking Mayor Kevin Faulconer to better train officers after a pit bull was fatally shot in Pacific Beach last weekend.

San Diego Zoo's Avian Propagation Center To Care For Newborn Pelicans

March 17
By City News Service
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Zookeepers will hand-raise the chicks for about two months, when they should be strong enough to rejoin their flock.

SeaWorld Rescued 475 Seals And Sea Lions This Year

March 12
By City News Service
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Just shy of three months into 2015, the parks rescue team has already recorded its highest number of rescues per year in its 51-year history.

Baby Gorilla At Safari Park Celebrates First Birthday

March 12
By City News Service
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The gorilla, Joanne, had her own ice cake made with orange juice, pureed yams and sweet potatoes, while a larger one was given to the rest of the troop.

Artificial Insemination Used To Help San Diego Panda

March 11
By Dwane Brown
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San Diego Zoo officials use modern medicine in hopes panda will produce more offspring.

San Diego Zoo's Giant Pandas Have First Breeding Encounter Of The Season

March 10
By City News Service
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The giant pandas at the San Diego Zoo are feeling amorous, but it likely won't be known for awhile if Tuesday's encounter between Bai Yun and Gao Gao will produce offspring.

Two Grevy's Zebras Born At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

March 6
By City News Service
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Animal keepers said both already are running throughout their grassy habitat and staying close to the herd.

SeaWorld Temporarily Stops Sea Lion, Otter Show To Tend To Stranded Animals

March 6
By City News Service
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SeaWorld San Diego is suspending the show for at least two weeks to deal with an unprecedented number of sea lion rescues this year.

Grab Your Binoculars — San Diego Bird Fest Starts Thursday

March 4
Midday Edition
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The San Diego Audubon Society is sponsoring the Bird Festival, and is emphasizing the environmental and conservation benefits of maintaining bird habitats.

San Diego Zoo Gets Funding To Help Save Northern White Rhinos

March 2
By Erik Anderson
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The zoo, which is home to one northern white rhino, was awarded $110,000 by the Seaver Institute to fund whole genome sequencing.

Sea Lions Struggle Along The California Coast

Feb. 18
By Erik Anderson
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Malnourished sea lion pups are turning up at rescue centers all along the West Coast. Federal officials say the problem will likely get worse before it gets better.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 12

Feb. 12
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos reminded me he was far from an anomaly, as tens of thousands of service members continued to return home from combat, forever altered by what they had seen and experienced in war. He wanted the people who read the blog posts I wrote to know this. That was why he told me his story.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 11

Feb. 12
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos told me he and Logan had been to only one public sporting event since returning from Iraq. It was another Padres game, and the experience drained him.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 10

Feb. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos said he knew Logan had a better sense of smell and hearing than he did, and trusted Logan to alert him of any danger – be it real or imagined - which allowed the Marine veteran to relax, even if only a little bit.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 9

Feb. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos, who served in the Marines as a leader, teaching fellow Leathernecks the tools they’d need to survive in the war zone, decided to become a full-time trainer at Freedom Dogs, teaching Marines with PTSD how to survive their war wounds.