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Precious Pair: Lion Siblings Thrive at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Posted at 11:07 pm December 16, 2013 by PR
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Precious Pair: Lion Siblings Thrive at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Male and Female Cubs Sleep, Eat, Cuddle, Play

    A pair of lion cubs born on Dec. 6 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park cuddled Monday morning in their play area at the animal care center. The brother and sister, whose mother, Oshana, wasn’t giving them the attention they needed to thrive, are receiving bottles of kitten-starter formula every two hours from animal care staff. Today the female cub weighed 3.5 pounds and the male cub weighed 5.5 pounds after their 8 a.m. feeding. 
 
    The cubs are viewable for short periods of time at the animal care center at the Safari Park.   However, the cubs, like adult lions, are averaging about 20 hours of sleep per day. They will remain a pair and learn to be lions together. When they’re ready, animal care staff will work on training behaviors that will help staff assess their health.
    
Photo taken on Dec. 16, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“Kids Free” Presented by Mission Fed Underway at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Posted at 11:20 pm October 1, 2013 by PR
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“Kids Free” Presented by Mission Fed Underway at
San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October Offers Children Ages 11 and Younger Free Admission to Zoo, Safari Park

     Nindiri, a six-year-old female jaguar at the San Diego Zoo, savors a delectable treat in the form of a brain-shaped bloodsicle. The icy treat for the jaguar is a special form of enrichment. Enrichment is important for the animals in the Zoo, as it keeps them stimulated and active, allowing them to show their natural behaviors.
 
     This type of animal enrichment, along with educational shows and kid-friendly activities, await visitors to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park in October during Kids Free presented by Mission Fed.
 
     Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission to both the Zoo and Safari Park. For more information on Kids Free presented by Mission Fed, show times and activity schedules, visit www.sandiegozoo.org/kidsfree

     Photo taken on Oct. 1, 2013, by Tammy Spratt, San Diego Zoo

 
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“Kids Free” Presented by Mission Fed Underway at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Posted at 10:40 pm October 1, 2013 by PR
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“Kids Free” Presented by Mission Fed Underway at
San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October Offers Children Ages 11 and Younger Free Admission to Zoo, Safari Park

     A woma, a python native to central Australia, offered children visiting the San Diego Zoo a special, up-close animal encounter. This type of encounter, along with fun and educational shows, special animal enrichment, and plenty of kid-friendly activities await visitors to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park during Kids Free presented by Mission Fed.
 
     Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission to both the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. For more information on Kids Free presented by Mission Fed, show times and activity schedules, visit www.sandiegozoo.org/kidsfree

     Photo taken on Oct. 1, 2013, by Tammy Spratt, San Diego Zoo


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Proud of “Gnu” Calves

Posted at 11:05 pm July 12, 2013 by PR
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Proud of “Gnu” Calves
   
     A white-bearded gnu calf, or wildebeest, was on the heels of its mother this morning in the African Plains exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The calf is one of four wildebeest born at the Safari Park during the last month.
 
     The Safari Park is experiencing a summertime baby boom and guests visiting the Park might be able to see more than 100 exotic baby animals including Thomson’s gazelles, East African eland, scimitar-horned oryx, South African springbok, Ankole cattle, eastern bongo, gemsbok, Kenya impalas, and the endangered Przewalski’s horse.
 
     Wildebeest calves weigh approximately 40 pounds at birth and, when full grown, can weigh 260 to 600 pounds. Within minutes of being born, the youngster was standing and running, following its mother as they moved with their herd.
 
     The wildebeest is native to the plains and open woodlands of Africa. Wildebeest still number in the thousands in numerous areas of eastern and southern Africa, which is a testament to local efforts and foresight to conserve and manage these animals.  The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has had 306 white-bearded gnu births since opening in 1972.   
 
  Photo taken on July 12, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
 

 
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African Acrobats Take Entertainment to New Heights at Summer Safari at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Posted at 12:03 am June 28, 2013 by PR

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African Acrobats Take Entertainment to New Heights at

Summer Safari at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

 

Coupling breathtaking acrobatics with resounding African drumbeats, four members of the Ethiopian Pole Climbers troupe awed guests earlier today during Summer Safari festivities at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Summer Safari presented by LivingSocial offers guests an extravaganza of African dance, music, singing and amazing athletic feats by acrobats, as well as extraordinary encounters with wildlife. From the moment guests enter the Safari Park, they are immersed in African-themed festivities and up-close encounters with animals including lemurs at the all-new Lemur Walk, unique and amazing birds at the Frequent Flyers bird show, and a cheetah reaching full sprinting speed just feet away from spectators at Shiley’s Cheetah Run.

 Summer Safari runs now through Aug. 18 with extended Park hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. All Summer Safari festivities are included with admission or Safari Park membership.

 

Photo taken on June 27, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yum, Yum Birthday Cake! Gorilla at San Diego Zoo Safari Park Celebrates Second Birthday

Posted at 10:26 pm June 17, 2013 by PR
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Yum, Yum Birthday Cake! Gorilla at
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Celebrates Second Birthday

     Monroe, a western lowland gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, celebrated his second birthday today, savoring a multicolored ice cake made of fruits and vegetables and adorned with yam and banana frosting, ginger leaves and jacaranda and hibiscus flowers.
 
     The young gorilla licked and picked blueberries off his cake before running about his exhibit, playing with numerous cardboard animals and toys made by Safari Park volunteers to provide special enrichment for the precocious primate. Monroe was born at the Safari Park on June 17, 2011, and keepers say they have enjoyed watching the little guy develop and grow. They describe him as independent, curious and perpetually on the go.
 
     Monroe’s birthday party attendees included his keepers, Safari Park guests and volunteers, Monroe’s parents Kokamo and Winston, aunt Vila, Amani and Kami, and best buddy, 4-year-old Frank.  Monroe and the troop are on exhibit daily at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Western lowland gorillas are listed as critically endangered.

Photo taken on June 17, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.


 
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Mili and Mom Give Horns Up to New Digs at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Posted at 10:48 pm April 23, 2013 by PR

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Mili and Mom Give Horns Up to New Digs at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

     Shomili, a four-and-a-half-month-old greater one-horned rhino whose name means beautiful or elegant in Bengali, stuck close to her mother, Sundari, as she was released into the 40-acre Asian Savanna habitat today.  Mili, as keepers call her, has been described as highly adventurous and social, and was excited to meet the rest of the Park’s eight-member herd. Mili is the 65th greater one-horned rhino born at the Safari Park since 1975, making the Park the foremost breeding facility in the world for this species. Once widespread in Southeast Asia, the greater one-horned rhinoceros now numbers approximately 3,400 and is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Photo taken on April 23, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

 
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Birds in Flight

Posted at 10:41 pm April 17, 2013 by PR
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Birds in Flight

 
     A Victoria crowned pigeon lands on its trainer while practicing behaviors for the Frequent Flyers bird show at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this morning.
 
     The Safari Park has continued to expand its bird show since 2005, when the show debuted. The numbers of birds in the show has now tripled. One of the show’s unique factors is that with over 50 trained birds available, the show is constantly changing. Bird trainers often vary which birds they bring out, keeping both the audience and the birds on their toes, so to speak.
 
Photo taken on April 17, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
 
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Posted at 10:22 pm April 16, 2013 by PR
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A BIRTHDAY FIT FOR A CONDOR
 

     California condor Sespe carefully examined her birthday cake, made by San Diego Zoo Safari Park keepers for her 30th birthday, this morning. The special enrichment cake was constructed of cardboard and filled with treats that a condor would love: mice, rats, meatballs and beef spleen.

 
     Of the three condors celebrating their 30th birthday today, Sespe is the only one currently on exhibit and on view to the public in the Safari Park’s Condor Ridge. Sisquoc, also 30 today, can be seen online via Condor Cam (www.sandiegozooglobal.org/video/condor_cam) taking care of his recent chick. The other birthday condor, Almiyi, is currently in the condor breeding program, making great contributions to the condor population.
 
     In the 30 years that these three condors have been at the Safari Park, the recovery program has come a long way. Beginning in the 1980s, there were only 22 condors left in the world. The Safari Park has now hatched over 170 chicks and released more than 80 birds in the wild. Currently there are now more than 400 condors, more than half of which are flying free in California, Arizona and Baja California, Mexico.
 
Photo taken on April 16, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

 
 
 
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Butterfly Jungle Takes Flight

Posted at 11:37 pm March 13, 2013 by PR
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Butterfly Jungle Takes Flight
      Mary McGee, age 7, got an up-close look at some butterflies this morning at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Butterfly Jungle, an annual event where guests can be immersed by thousands of butterflies as they walk through the Safari Parks Hidden Jungle aviary, opens this Saturday, March 16.
 
      The 30 butterfly species highlighted this year hail from Africa, Asia and Central and South America and include the zebra longwing, orange-barred tiger and Grecian shoemaker. Old favorites such as the monarch, giant swallowtail and blue morpho also will be charming guests.
 
     Butterfly Jungle is included with admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

     Photo taken on March 13, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

 
 
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