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TALKING DIGITAL ZEBRA DEBUTS TO GUESTS AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO'S WILD ANIMAL PARK

Posted at 12:00 am June 29, 2010 by admin

A zebra encounter going beyond black and white

Robert, the first “talking” zebra at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, captivates kids and adults alike with his clever antics and goofy personality. A fusion of entertainment and education, Robert shares with guests what life is like at the Park from a zebra’s point-of-view and reveals steps guests can take to help the animal world thrive.

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FLAMINGO CHICKS MEAN FLUFFY FUN AT SAN DIEGO ZOO

Posted at 12:00 am June 11, 2010 by admin

Four baby birds now, with more on the way

Most people who visit the San Diego Zoo are familiar with the lush flamingo exhibit on the front plaza with its gorgeous pink birds strutting through the water on stilt-like legs. But there’s a different feel to the exhibit right now; many of the birds — both moms and dads — are sitting on their mud nests keeping eggs warm, while others are following around fluffy gray chicks learning to walk and swim with those long, long legs.

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WILD ANIMAL PARK NURSERY BRIMMING WITH BABIES

Posted at 12:00 am June 9, 2010 by admin

More Than a Dozen Young Exotic Goats, Sheep and Antelope hopping about

There’s quite a springtime baby boom going on at the San Diego Zoos Wild Animal Park- about 100 young exotic animals are playing in the field exhibits right now. Guests to the Wild Animal Park don’t need binoculars to get a close-up view of the adorable antics of the Park’s adolescents because 14 more goats, sheep and antelope are growing up in the nursery. At the nursery, Wild Animal Park guests can watch bottle feedings and see the young animals at play. Among the delightful creatures practicing their leaps and head-butting are fuzzy Turkomen markhors, striped nyalas and spotted East African sitatungas.

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POLAR BEARS ENJOY SNOW AND SNOW SCULPTURES AT SUNNY SAN DIEGO ZOO

Posted at 12:00 am June 5, 2010 by admin

Local Artists Compete to Win the Hearts of the Polar Bears by Sculpting ‘Snow Bears’

In honor of World Oceans Day, the San Diego Zoo’s polar bears played in snow Saturday — and judged the Zoo’s first ever Snow Bear Building Contest.

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THINGS ARE LOOKING UP FOR ELEPHANT CALF BORN AT WILD ANIMAL PARK

Posted at 12:00 am June 3, 2010 by admin

Celebration of Elephant Herd Begins June 19 at African Summer Festival

After a slow start the outlook for a male African elephant calf born at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park is now upbeat. The calf was healthy and nursing after his birth on May 12, but a medical condition with his mother caused him to lose rather than gain weight. His mother, Umoya, is now recovering, which means the calf is too.

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PLAYTIME FOR PANDAS AT SAN DIEGO ZOO

Posted at 12:00 am May 24, 2010 by admin

Black-and-White Baby Plays with Gifts from Online Fans, Donors

Nine-month-old giant panda Yun Zi was in a playful mood this morning at the San Diego Zoo. The cub was given several toys in the exhibit he shares with his mother, Bai Yun. The hard-plastic disks, donuts, balls and cylinders are items that are used by animal care staff to keep the pandas physically and mentally stimulated, which helps with their growth and development.

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SAN DIEGO ZOO SEES SILVER LINING ON ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY; ZOO ANNOUNCES 10 REASONS FOR HOPE

Posted at 12:00 am May 21, 2010 by admin

The United States Senate declared Friday, May 21st as Endangered Species Day to encourage people to become aware of threats to animal and plant species and to learn what they can do to help. It is estimated that the current extinction rate for species on our planet is more than 1,000 times the rate it would be naturally, as a result of human activities. There is cause to be concerned, from the loss of arctic ice to disasters like the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Still, San Diego Zoo scientists are optimistic that there is still time to make a difference.

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DOUGLAS MYERS ELECTED CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS

Posted at 12:00 am May 18, 2010 by admin

Douglas Myers, executive director of the Zoological Society of San Diego, has been elected chair of the board of directors for the American Association of Museums (AAM). Myers will assume this position at the AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo” in Los Angeles May 23. AAM is the largest museum service organization in the world, encompassing nearly 20,000 members representing all types of museums: art, history, children’s, natural history, science and technology centers, historic sites, zoos, aquariums and public and botanic gardens.

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CAFFEINE LOVERS CAN ENJOY DELICIOUS BREW AND HELP SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES

Posted at 12:00 am May 18, 2010 by admin

Freshly Roasted Organic Coffee Delivered Straight to Your Door

The San Diego Zoo has a new club for “bearistas,” people who want to enjoy organically grown coffee while helping the environment. The Zoo Brew Coffee Club allows people to buy coffee harvested in areas where the Zoo is involved in conservation projects. The Zoo Brew coffee is then regularly delivered right to the bearista’s door.

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AFRICAN ELEPHANT BORN AND A SECOND GETS HIS NAME

Posted at 12:00 am April 14, 2010 by admin

Wild Animal Park to Celebrate Elephants in a Summer Festival

The San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park has another 268-pound reason to celebrate: the second birth of an African elephant this year. A third elephant is due in late spring.

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