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San Diego Zoo Bids Farewell To Giant Panda Gao Gao

Oct. 30
By City News Service

The San Diego Zoo said goodbye Tuesday to a giant panda named Gao Gao, sending him back to his homeland as part of a research loan agreement with China.

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San Diego Shelters Expecting An Increase In Lost Pets This Fourth Of July

July 4
By Matt Hoffman

Fireworks can scare pets and cause them to run away, but there are ways to keep your pet calm this Fourth of July.

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Hundreds Of Pets Are Waiting For A Forever Home In El Cajon

June 13
By Jade Hindmon

Hundreds of stray animals have a new place to call home. The El Cajon Animal Shelter’s newly constructed building is open and ready for people to come adopt a cat, dog or even a reptile.

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Those Cute Animal Videos May Be Causing More Harm Than Good

May 3
By Michael Lipkin

For every baby animal that draws attention, and more importantly donations, there's another more homely creature without that same affection.

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County To Lay Off 38 Employees As Part Of Plan To Shrink Animal Services Department

April 24
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with laying off 38 full-time Animal Services employees as part of a plan to shrink the department.

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Searching For Ashes Within Ashes — Dog Teams Hunt For Human Cremains In Wildfire Wreckage

Jan. 16
April Dembosky / Cal Report

Archeologists work with forensic search dogs at the Institute for Canine Forensics to find human cremains in wildfire wreckage.

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Pets Lost In Lilac Fire Waiting To Be Claimed

Dec. 20, 2017
By City News Service

A 10-year-old turkey named Violet, brought in by county Animal Services during the Lilac Fire in the North County, is back home, but three animals remain unclaimed, authorities said Thursday.

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Calls For End To Mexico's Capture Of Endangered Porpoise

Nov. 6, 2017
By Associated Press

Calls are mounting for the Mexican government and international experts to stop an operation to capture and enclose the few remaining vaquita porpoises, after one of the animals died soon after being caught over the weekend.

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It's A Boy! Safari Park Says Hippo Born Last Month Is Male

Oct. 13, 2017
By City News Service

A river hippopotamus born three weeks ago at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a male, park officials said Friday.

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Introducing: San Diego Zoo's Newest Baby Hippo

Sept. 28, 2017
By Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao

Meet San Diego Zoo’s newest addition to the family: a baby hippo.

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Sumatran Tiger Cub From National Zoo Joins Bengal Tiger Cub Discovered At Border

Sept. 12, 2017
By City News Service

A Sumatran tiger cub at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., was flown to San Diego Monday to join a young Bengal tiger discovered during an apparent smuggling attempt from Mexico.

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80 Orphaned Dogs, Cats Up For Adoption In San Diego After Harvey

Sept. 5, 2017
By City News Service

San Diego animal lovers are pitching in to help furry victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Tiger Cub Intercepted At Otay Border Is Healthy

Aug. 25, 2017
By City News Service

A Bengal tiger cub smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico was in good condition Friday at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.

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Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts Snorkelers, Scientists

Aug. 18, 2017
By Katie Schoolov

Changing ocean temperatures have brought more leopard sharks to La Jolla Shores this summer than the previous two years, and the public can join Birch Aquarium for guided shark snorkels through September.

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42-Year-Old SeaWorld Orca Dies

Aug. 16, 2017
By City News Service

SeaWorld is in mourning Wednesday for the matriarch of the park's orca family.

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