San Diego Zoo Public Relations

Posted at 9:51 pm June 4, 2013 by PR
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June 4, 2013
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Showing Off Stripes: Okapi Calf Makes Debut at San Diego Zoo

     A 17-day-old female okapi calf at the San Diego Zoo took her first stroll around her exhibit this morning, staying near Mom and appearing a little tentative but curious about her new surroundings. The calf was born on May 19 and, until today, has been behind the scenes and out of public view in the Zoo’s okapi barn with her mother, Safarani.
 
     Animal care staff report the calf is healthy and progressing well and has almost doubled her birth weight in a little over two weeks. This is the fourth calf born to Safarani and the 23rd  okapi born at the San Diego Zoo.
 
     Okapis are native to the Ituri Forest, a dense rain forest in Central Africa. The species is near threatened, mainly due to habitat destruction. It is believed there are currently less than 25,000 okapis in the wild. There are less than 90 okapis in zoos in the United States.

Photo taken on June 4, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Koalas at the San Diego Zoo Get a New Home

Posted at 10:48 pm May 22, 2013 by PR
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May 22, 2013
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Koalas at the San Diego Zoo Get a New Home
Conrad Prebys Australian Outback Opens May 24

     Female koala, Tonahleah, and her 10-month-old male joey, Gummy, settle into their new digs at the all-new Conrad Prebys Australian Outback exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.

 
     The 3-acre exhibit, opening to the public Friday, May 24, is the new home to koalas and other marsupial species from Australia including wallabies, wombats and an egg-laying mammal, the short-beaked echidna. Australian Outback also features aviaries of native Australian birds, like the kookaburra and bowerbird.
 
     The mother and joey are two of the 21 koalas at the San Diego Zoo. The San Diego Zoo has the largest breeding colony of Queensland koalas and the most successful koala breeding program outside of Australia. For more information about Australian Outback, visit  www.sandiegozoo.org/koalafornia/exhibit
 
Photo taken on May 22, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Global
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Taking a Long View

Posted at 11:48 pm May 17, 2013 by PR
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MAY 17, 2013
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Taking a Long View

 
     A baby giraffe peeks out over the backs of the adults in her herd during her first day with the rest of the herd at the San Diego Zoo.  The youngster, who was born at the Zoo on Thursday, May 9, had been in a restricted “playpen” area of the habitat until animal care staff felt she was old enough to venture out into the larger space.
 
     Masai giraffes are native to Africa and are threatened in some areas.  Giraffes are about six feet tall at birth.

Photo taken on May 17, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.

 
 
 
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San Diego Zoo Announces Voting Results: Koala Joey Named Kirra

Posted at 10:43 pm May 14, 2013 by PR
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May 14, 2013
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San Diego Zoo Announces Voting Results: Koala Joey Named Kirra
 


     The San Diego Zoo today announced the name of a 10-month-old female koala who has been the focus of its Koala Cam since January. More than 4,000 people voted for the koala’s name and 40 percent of the vote went to the name Kirra, a word for “leaf” in the Aboriginal language.

 
     Keepers provided four names for the public to vote on and Kirra received 40 percent of the vote. The name is fitting, as the young koala started eating eucalyptus leaves at an early age. Kirra is the third joey born to her mother, Nariah, and can be seen in a temporary exhibit at the Zoo with females Orana and Sooki. These four koalas will be moving to the new Conrad Prebys Australian Outback this month and the exhibit will open to the public on Friday, May 24.     Photo taken on May 14, 2013, by Tammy Spratt, San Diego Zoo.
 
 
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San Diego Zoo Blooms for 20th Annual Garden Festival

Posted at 10:52 pm May 9, 2013 by PR
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May 9, 2013
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San Diego Zoo Blooms for 20th Annual Garden Festival

 
     Senior Horticulturist Paul Jarand takes guests on a tour of the Orchid House this morning at the San Diego Zoo.  The green house, which is filled with 500 species of orchids will be open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. during Discovery Days: Garden Festival presented by Sparkletts, May 9 through 12, 2013.
 
     Garden Festival showcases the Zoo’s fabulous foliage with plant displays, self-guided walking tours, a scavenger hunt and opportunities to talk with Zoo horticulturists. Garden Festival is included with Zoo admission and membership. Visit www.sandiegozoo.orgfor more information on Garden Festival.
 
Photo taken on May 9, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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APR. 23, 2013
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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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APRIL 17, 2013
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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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APRIL 16, 2013
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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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It’s Sunny and Raining Raisins for Play Days at San Diego Zoo

Posted at 10:07 pm March 26, 2013 by PR
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MARCH 26, 2013
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It’s Sunny and Raining Raisins for Play Days at San Diego Zoo

     Following a “raisin rain,” two lowland gorillas forage for the sweet treats in the thick grass of their exhibit at the San Diego Zoo on Tuesday. Twenty-four-year-old Paul Donn, a male silverback, and 18-year-old female gorilla Ndjia were treated to the fruit as part of the Zoo’s Play Days event, which highlights the various ways the Zoo provides enrichment activities for the animals to encourage and reinforce the animals’ natural behaviors including hunting, exploring, climbing and swimming.
 
     The San Diego Zoo is home to eight western lowland gorillas, a species listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
During Play Days the Zoo is open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. through April 7 and also includes keeper talks and opportunities for guests to meet Zoo creatures up close - perhaps to feed one.

     Photo taken on March 26, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Panda Cub’s First Snow Day at San Diego Zoo

Posted at 10:33 pm March 19, 2013 by PR
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MARCH 19, 2013
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Panda Cub’s First Snow Day at San Diego Zoo

     It was all about new experiences as the youngest member of the panda family, Xiao Liwu, got to play in the snow for the first time today at the San Diego Zoo. The seven-month-old cub explored his snowy exhibit and had fun climbing all over mom Bai Yun, playfully nipping and wrestling with her in the snow.

 
     Over 15 tons of fresh snow was blown into the panda’s exhibit early this morning as part of an enrichment surprise for the pandas. The snow for the giant pandas was made possible by generous donors who contributed enough funds to the Zoo’s online Animal Care Wish List to provide 30,000 pounds of snow.

Photo taken on March 19, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.

 
 
 
 
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