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First Egyptian Vulture Bred In Captivity In San Diego

Sept. 23
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance officials are celebrating this year's hatching of an endangered Egyptian Vulture. It could be the first of many.

An orphaned bear cub at the San Diego Humane So...

Orphaned Bear Cubs Brought To Ramona Wildlife Center

Sept. 2
By City News Service

A pair of orphaned bear cubs were being rehabilitated to go back to the wild and are receiving care at the San Diego Humane Society's Ramona Wildlife Center.

Ten puppies, dogs, kittens and cats currently a...

County Animal Services Looking For Pet Adopters, Foster Homes, Volunteers

Aug. 27
By City News Service

Following a recent influx of cats and dogs, the San Diego County Department of Animal Services' two shelters are nearly full, and department officials are asking the public to consider adopting or fostering animals.

San Diego Humane Society Officers Joy Ollinger ...

Two San Diego Humane Society Officers Headed To Caldor Fire To Assist With Animals' Needs

Aug. 26
By John Carroll

On Thursday morning, two animal control officers from the San Diego Humane Society headed north to assist with animals in need in the area of the giant Caldor fire.

Amaya, a female orca, sticks her head out of th...

Killer Whale Dies Suddenly At SeaWorld San Diego

Aug. 20
By Associated Press

A killer whale has died unexpectedly at SeaWorld San Diego and the reason is not yet known. The aquarium and theme park says in a statement that the 6-year-old female orca named Amaya died Thursday and the cause of death will not be known until results of a post-mortem examination are complete, which could take weeks.

Aerial photo of people snorkeling and observing...

Now Through December Are Shark Months Along La Jolla Shores

Aug. 17
By Melissa Mae

Hundreds of pregnant leopard sharks swim in the warm, shallow waters of the La Jolla Shores.

Jeannie Kim holds her popular bacon and eggs br...

Bacon May Disappear In California As Pig Rules Take Effect

Aug. 5
Scott McFetridge / Associated Press

A California law taking effect Jan. 1 could make pork harder to find and more expensive. Voters in 2018 overwhelmingly approved the law, which requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves.

A wild cat is seen in this photo at Lions, Tige...

Local Animal Sanctuary Owner Fights For Legislation To Protect Lions, Tigers And Leopards

Aug. 5
By John Carroll

Bobbi Brink opened the Lions, Tigers and Bears animal sanctuary near Alpine 19 years ago. Over most of that time, she's also fought for national legislation that would shut down the exotic animal trade of lions, tigers and leopards.

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park's sign appears in...

Tigers At San Diego Zoo Safari Park May Have Been Exposed To COVID-19

Aug. 3
By City News Service

A group of Sumatran tigers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is suspected to have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID- 19, prompting the closure of that park's Tiger Trail habitat, zoo officials said Tuesday.

A tourist takes in sea lion moms taking care of...

City Applies For Emergency Closure Of La Jolla Sea Lion Rookery

Aug. 3
By City News Service

San Diego officials are seeking a temporary emergency closure of a portion of Point La Jolla at Ellen Scripps Browning Park to protect the sea lion rookery from tourists during the annual sea lion pupping season, it was announced Tuesday.

Marsha, one of the pets available for adoption ...

San Diego Humane Society Will Waive Adoption Fees Through Saturday

July 27
By City News Service

The move is intended to help create space in the shelter for other animals urgently in need.

In this photo provided by the California Depart...

Warming Rivers In US West Killing Fish, Imperiling Industry

July 26
Daisy Nguyen / Associated Press

Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the alarm as blistering heat waves and extended drought in the U.S. West raise water temperatures and imperil fish from Idaho to California.

A male snow leopard rests its front paws upon a...

Snow Leopard At San Diego Zoo Tests Positive For Virus Causing COVID-19

July 23
By City News Service

A male snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has preliminarily tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, it was announced Friday.

A Peninsular Bighorn Sheep in the Anza-Borrego ...

Annual Bighorn Sheep Count In Anza-Borrego Canceled, Ending 50-Year Tradition

July 19
By Claire Trageser

The heatwaves that have rippled across the Western United States this summer are causing problems for wildlife researchers. In the desert outside San Diego, an annual bighorn sheep count was cancelled after a volunteer died of heatstroke.

Midshipmen from the Naval Academy depart the US...

Navy Agrees To Reexamine Training Impacts Following Whale Deaths In San Diego

July 15
By City News Service

The U.S. Navy will reevaluate the impacts of its training exercises on marine life in the wake of the deaths of two fin whales apparently fatally struck by a military vessel off the coast of San Diego earlier this year.

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