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  • What has our panda cub been up to, now that he’s been on his own for a few weeks? Keeper Jennifer Becerra filled me in on all things “Wu,” and I’m eager to share what I learned with Xiao Liwu’s many fans!

    Entertaining Panda Cub Xiao Liwu

    What has our panda cub been up to, now that he’s been on his own for a few weeks? Keeper Jennifer Becerra filled me in on all things “Wu,” and I’m eager to share what I learned with Xiao Liwu’s many fans!

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  • Little orangutan Aisha is growing by leaps and bounds. I forget how small she actually was until I see a picture of her first day outside. Indah continues to be a great mother.

    Orangutan Aisha at 5 Months

    Little orangutan Aisha is growing by leaps and bounds. I forget how small she actually was until I see a picture of her first day outside. Indah continues to be a great mother.

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  • Panda Yun Zi was a natural traveler in the van all the way to the Los Angeles Airport. He sat quietly in his crate and ate bamboo all the way.

    Yun Zi Travels to China, Part 2

    Panda Yun Zi was a natural traveler in the van all the way to the Los Angeles Airport. He sat quietly in his crate and ate bamboo all the way.

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  • Hummingbirds get spider webs, weavers get thorny twigs, and woodpeckers get…Hmm…how do you replicate the tall, thick, dead trees most woodpeckers prefer to use in the wild?

    A New “Tree” for Woodpeckers

    Hummingbirds get spider webs, weavers get thorny twigs, and woodpeckers get…Hmm…how do you replicate the tall, thick, dead trees most woodpeckers prefer to use in the wild?

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  • While we were caring for Sisquoc and Shatash’s egg, we weighed it daily to track its weight loss, and we candled it periodically to monitor development inside the shell. During incubation, we noticed that the embryo was slightly in the wrong position to hatch—a malposition.

    Condor Egg Fails to Hatch

    While we were caring for Sisquoc and Shatash’s egg, we weighed it daily to track its weight loss, and we candled it periodically to monitor development inside the shell. During incubation, we noticed that the embryo was slightly in the wrong position to hatch—a malposition.

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  • These big mammals can go without eating or drinking for months, sometimes while birthing and nursing cubs, yet wake up without bedsores or weakened muscles!

    What to Eat When There’s Nothing to Eat?

    These big mammals can go without eating or drinking for months, sometimes while birthing and nursing cubs, yet wake up without bedsores or weakened muscles!

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  • As I was getting a head count, one of the birds caught my eye. It looked like one of the adorable little females had done something to her primary feathers.

    A Trick Up Her “Sleeves”

    As I was getting a head count, one of the birds caught my eye. It looked like one of the adorable little females had done something to her primary feathers.

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  • The 5-month-old Sumatran orangutan at the San Diego Zoo practiced her new climbing skills with mother, Indah, keeping a watchful eye nearby.

    Orangutan Acrobatics at San Diego Zoo

    The 5-month-old Sumatran orangutan at the San Diego Zoo practiced her new climbing skills with mother, Indah, keeping a watchful eye nearby.

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  • he second captive breeding season for the Pacific pocket mouse started in March, and San Diego Zoo Global scientists welcomed the first litter on April 1, 2014.

    San Diego Zoo Global Begins Second Captive Breeding Season for Endangered Southern California Mammal

    he second captive breeding season for the Pacific pocket mouse started in March, and San Diego Zoo Global scientists welcomed the first litter on April 1, 2014.

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  • After reviewing nearly 20 years of our mortality data on the free-ranging birds, it became clear that lead poisoning is the primary problem for the birds in the wild. And this is not just a problem for California condors.

    Lead Continues to Be Serious Threat to California Condor Populations

    After reviewing nearly 20 years of our mortality data on the free-ranging birds, it became clear that lead poisoning is the primary problem for the birds in the wild. And this is not just a problem for California condors.

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  • Guests can see thousands of butterflies as they walk through an aviary filled with the flying creatures during Butterfly Jungle.

    Close Encounters of the Butterfly Kind: San Diego Zoo Safari Park Opens Butterfly Jungle April 5, 2014

    Guests can see thousands of butterflies as they walk through an aviary filled with the flying creatures during Butterfly Jungle.

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    Everything Ends in Necropsy

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Zoo Intern Quest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors.  Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San […]

    Surprising Safari Adventure

    Zoo Intern Quest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors.  Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    Parenting gone Wild

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    Path to Pathology

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • We were all sad to see giant panda Yun Zi leave the San Diego Zoo and move to China, and honestly, we all miss him! However, we were not surprised to hear that he traveled well...

    Yun Zi in China

    We were all sad to see giant panda Yun Zi leave the San Diego Zoo and move to China, and honestly, we all miss him! However, we were not surprised to hear that he traveled well...

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  • Zoo Intern Quest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors.  Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San […]

    Babies!

    Zoo Intern Quest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors.  Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County High school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    Every Day is a New Day

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County High school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    The Puzzles of Pathology

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    For the love of elephants

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    What’s for Dinner?

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors.  Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    Big Personalities

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors.  Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    Out-Smarting the Elephant

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County High school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    Educating Everyone About Elephants

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County High school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Zoo Intern Quest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors.  Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San […]

    Big Animals Make Big Poops

    Zoo Intern Quest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors.  Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    A Stomp Towards Companionship

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • In 1990, the Jamaican iguana was removed from the list of extinct species when a small population was re-discovered on the island. Unfortunately, the species continues to be critically endangered, with only a single location left for the recovering population...

    Sobering Update on Jamaica’s Largest Vertebrate

    In 1990, the Jamaican iguana was removed from the list of extinct species when a small population was re-discovered on the island. Unfortunately, the species continues to be critically endangered, with only a single location left for the recovering population...

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    Diving into the Gene Pool

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

    Fate in the Palm of Our Hands

    Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego […]

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  • Orangutans are just one of the species featured during this year's Play Days at the Zoo.

    Let’s Play! San Diego Zoo Celebrates Play Days

    Orangutans are just one of the species featured during this year's Play Days at the Zoo.

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  • Ever wonder about the personalities of the orangutans and siamangs you watch on the San Diego Zoo's Ape Cam? Wonder no more! Here’s a quick guide to help you tell “who’s who.”

    Orangutan Personalities

    Ever wonder about the personalities of the orangutans and siamangs you watch on the San Diego Zoo's Ape Cam? Wonder no more! Here’s a quick guide to help you tell “who’s who.”

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  • Shipments of butterfly pupae (also known as chrysalides) have been arriving at the Safari Park over the past few weeks, each carrying between 500 and 700 pupae of various butterfly species.

    Butterflies Prepare to Take Flight at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Shipments of butterfly pupae (also known as chrysalides) have been arriving at the Safari Park over the past few weeks, each carrying between 500 and 700 pupae of various butterfly species.

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