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San Diego Zoo's California Condor Breeding Program To Continue

May 4, 2015
By City News Service

The program will continue despite the death of Almiyi, a female euthanized after suffering from cancer for several months. Almiyi laid 49 eggs, of which 38 hatched, with 28 of the majestic birds being released into the wild.

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Polar Bear At SeaWorld San Diego Artificially Inseminated

April 30, 2015
By City News Service

SeaWorld and the Cincinnati Zoo are working together in an effort to get Snowflake pregnant.

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San Diego Whale Bones Airlifted By Coast Guard For Research

April 13, 2015
By Erik Anderson

The effort was a training exercise and a public service to help the San Diego Natural History Museum's research on whales.

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SeaWorld Returns 22 Rehabilitated Sea Lions To Wild

April 7, 2015
By City News Service

They're among 650 marine mammals taken in by the theme park's animal rescue team so far this year.

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Late Chinchilla Rancher's PETA Suit Dismissed In Vista

March 31, 2015
By Associated Press

A Vista judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by an elderly chinchilla rancher against the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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San Diego Zoo Says New Baby Jaguar Is Boy

March 30, 2015
By Dwane Brown, Tarryn Mento

The jaguar, born on March 12 at the Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey exhibit, is the third cub for mother, Nindiri.

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Our Wild San Diego: Animals And Their Superpowers

March 27, 2015
By Dwane Brown

KPBS Evening Edition anchor Dwane Brown gives a preview of "SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super Powers," an exhibit that opens March 28 at the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista.

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Judge Confirms Ruling Tossing La Jolla Odor Lawsuit

March 27, 2015
By City News Service

A Superior Court judge rejected claims in a lawsuit filed by La Jolla business owners upset with a foul odor along the scenic coastline believed to be caused by sea lion and bird droppings.

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SeaWorld To Resume Sea Lion Show After Temporary Shutdown

March 25, 2015
By City News Service

SeaWorld San Diego will resume the show following a three-week suspension, during which staff members dealt with a record number of rescues of marine mammals along the coast.

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San Diego Zoo Says Newborn Hippo Is Doing Well

March 25, 2015
By City News Service

A river hippopotamus born Monday is doing well, but its sex hasn't been determined. Keepers and veterinarians have not been able to get close enough to determine if the calf is male or female.

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San Diego Zoo Welcomes Baby Hippo

March 24, 2015
By City News Service

The birth of the hippo, the sex of which has not been determined, took place around 6:30 a.m. Monday.

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SeaWorld Has New Ad Campaign After Disparaging Documentary

March 23, 2015
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.

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Sea Lion Rescues Hit All Time High In Southern California

March 20, 2015
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.

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Public Outrage Emerges After San Diego Officer Shoots Pit Bull

March 19, 2015
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.

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

March 17, 2015
By City News Service

Zookeepers will hand-raise the chicks for about two months, when they should be strong enough to rejoin their flock.