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Safari Park Condor Chicks Given High-Flying Names

June 6
By City News Service

Three California condor chicks hatched at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in March were given names by members of the Kumeyaay bands of San Diego, park officials said Sunday.

Monarch butterfly at Butterfly Ranch in Encinit...

Milkweed Planted In California To Help Monarch Butterflies

May 31
By Associated Press

A conservation group is planting more than 30,000 milkweed plants throughout California in the hope of giving Western monarch butterflies new places to breed.

A cat peeks through the trees in Paradise Hills...

San Diego Humane Society Releasing More Cats To Streets

May 19
By Claire Trageser

In the city of San Diego between July 2019 and December 2020, the Humane Society released more than 1,300 cats to the streets.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale leav...

Five Species On San Clemente Island To Recover From Endangered Status

May 6
By City News Service

Five plant and animal species on San Clemente Island, which is part of Naval Base Coronado, no longer need Endangered Species Act protection, it was announced Thursday.

The Sea of Cortez on the eastern side of the Ba...

Lawsuit Filed Seeking EPA Protections For 19 Plant And Animal Species

April 15
By City News Service

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for allegedly failing to protect 19 plant and animal species, including a butterfly currently found only in San Diego County and Baja California.

Shelly Oneida allows her reptile friend to perc...

While Cats And Dogs Fared Well During Pandemic, Less Popular Pets Have Struggled

April 15
By Erik Anderson

COVID-19 was great for dogs and cats, but not all pets fared as well and local animal advocates hope to keep those animals in the spotlight.

Nine Rhodesian Ridgeback/hound-mix puppies and ...

San Diego Humane Society Needs Puppy Names For Rescued Litter

April 8
By City News Service

The San Diego Humane Society is asking for the public's help Thursday in naming nine adorable Rhodesian Ridgeback/hound-mix puppies and their mother, who were rescued by humane officers last month.

A mother dog and her newborn puppies rest at th...

Dog, Puppies Rescued in San Diego, Owner Sought

March 26
By City News Service

A mother dog and her newborn puppies were rescued from underneath a van in San Diego Thursday and authorities placed the dog on a stray hold in an attempt to locate a possible owner.

A female barn own sits atop a person's gloved a...

Rehabilitated Barn Owl Is Back In Wild

March 25
By Jacob Aere

A barn owl was released back into the wild Wednesday night at Coronado’s Spreckels Park. It was rehabilitated by the San Diego Humane Society.

Vaquita porpoises swim in the Gulf of Californi...

Death Of Mexican Fisherman Could Lead To End Of Protections For Endangered Porpoise

March 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

An altercation between conservationists and fishermen in a marine refuge for the vaquita porpoise resulted in the death of a Mexican fisherman. Now, lawmakers are considering ending protections for the critically endangered porpoise.

A gorilla at the San Diego Zoo is shown in this...

San Diego Zoo Apes Receive Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

March 4
By City News Service

Nine apes at the San Diego Zoo were the first non- human primates to receive a version of the COVID-19 vaccine designed for animals, zoo officials announced Thursday.

An orphaned bobcat is released back into the wi...

Bobcat Kitten Released Into Wild Near Borrego Springs After 3 Months Of Care

March 3
By City News Service

A young bobcat that spent more than three months at the San Diego Humane Society's Ramona Wildlife Center was returned to the wild Wednesday — World Wildlife Day.

A dog rescued from Texas at Helen Woodward Anim...

Dogs Arrive in California After Record-Breaking Texas Storm

Feb. 24
By City News Service

Twenty-seven dogs from the Lone Star state arrived at Helen Woodward Animal Center Wednesday, seeking warmer weather and a second chance at a forever home.

Sapphire, a 200 pound loggerhead turtle, swims ...

Chula Vista Wildlife Refuge Builds Custom Wetsuit To Help Sea Turtle Regain Its Buoyancy

Feb. 23
By John Carroll

A 200-pound loggerhead turtle at the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista was having problems with her buoyancy. One of the center's animal care specialists had the answer. A custom wetsuit.

Two rhinos greet each other in this undated photo.

What Can We Learn About Community From Animals?

Feb. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Academic, author and photographer Caitlin O’ Connell is out with a new book that explores this. It’s called “Wild Rituals: 10 Lessons Animals Can Teach Us About Connection, Community, and Ourselves.”