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A newborn hippo and its mother are on exhibit a...

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.

Bengal and Sumatran tiger cubs play at the San ...

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.

The tiger cub intercepted at the Otay Mesa port...

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.

An orca whale at SeaWorld in July 2011.

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.

Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale, works w...

Research Marine Mammal's Move To Tourist Park Causes Stir

Aug. 8, 2017
By Associated Press

Compared with other marine mammals, 40-year-old Kina has lived a particularly winding and high-profile life.

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San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

Aug. 7, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers are working to save a critically endangered rhino species that is teetering close to extinction. Scientists are using southern white rhinos as surrogates in a last-ditch effort to save northern whites.

A San Diego Zoo southern white rhinoceros is sh...

San Diego Zoo Makes First Attempt At Inseminating Southern White Rhino

July 25, 2017
By City News Service

Researchers at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research announced Tuesday that they've made their first attempt to artificially inseminate a southern white rhinoceros, in an attempt to save the critically endangered northern white rhino.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Comic-Con Buzz

July 14, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Comic-Con may not start until next week, but there are some events happening before the big weekend, plus some sophisticated comic-related options.

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La Mesa Could Become A Sanctuary City — For Ferrets

July 7, 2017
By Tom Fudge

Ferret owners in La Mesa want the city council to make a strong statement in favor of legalizing ferrets as pets.

Animal shelter volunteer Ryan Clumpner pets Kon...

New Policy Limits San Diego Shelter Dogs To One 15-Minute Walk A Day

June 22, 2017
By Claire Trageser

The change was made in the hopes of ensuring all dogs get out at least once a day. But some volunteers at the shelter have concerns that the new rule will hurt bigger dogs who need more exercise.

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'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

June 8, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Megan Leavey is a U.S. Marine corporal veteran who worked with a bomb sniffing dog during her tour in Iraq. Her story is now the basis for the film opening Friday and bearing her name and directed by "Blackfish's" Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

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California Could Soon Have A State Dinosaur

April 17, 2017
By Associated Press, Brooke Ruth

It's looking like California will soon have a state dinosaur: Augustynolophus morrisi. A bill to add the duck-billed dinosaur to the list of state insignia has passed the Assembly and is now headed to the state Senate.

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Rare White Lion Arrives In San Diego County

April 6, 2017
By Katie Schoolov

Three lions, including a rare white lion, will make their home at the Lions, Tigers & Bears animal sanctuary in Alpine.