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SeaWorld Has New Ad Campaign After Disparaging Documentary

SeaWorld Has New Ad Campaign After Disparaging Documentary

March 23
By Associated Press

Revenue and attendance at SeaWorld have fallen since the release of the documentary "Blackfish," which examined what led a killer whale to drown a trainer in 2010 at SeaWorld's Orlando park.

Sea Lion Rescues Hit All Time High In Southern California

Sea Lion Rescues Hit All Time High In Southern California

March 20
By Erik Anderson

Malnourished sea lions are being rescued in record numbers along the coast. Scientist do not yet know why the animals are struggling.

Public Outrage Emerges After San Diego Officer Shoots Pit Bull

Public Outrage Emerges After San Diego Officer Shoots Pit Bull

March 19
By City News Service

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

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

March 17
By City News Service

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

SeaWorld Rescued 475 Seals And Sea Lions This Year

March 12
By City News Service

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

Baby Gorilla At Safari Park Celebrates First Birthday

March 12
By City News Service

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

Artificial Insemination Used To Help San Diego Panda

March 11
By Dwane Brown

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 S...

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

March 10
By City News Service

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

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

March 6
By City News Service

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...

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

March 6
By City News Service

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

Grab Your Binoculars — San Diego Bird Fest Starts Thursday

March 4
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

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

San Diego Zoo Gets Funding To Help Save Northern White Rhinos

March 2
By Erik Anderson

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

Sea Lions Struggle Along The California Coast

Feb. 18
By Erik Anderson

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

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

Feb. 12
By Beth Ford Roth

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

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

Feb. 12
By Beth Ford Roth

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.