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  • Last year was momentous at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Hawaii. For the first time in over 20 years, alala (Hawaiian crows) successfully hatched and reared their own chicks in managed care, completely unassisted!

    Alala Chicks: Time to Move Out of Mom and Dad’s House!

    Last year was momentous at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Hawaii. For the first time in over 20 years, alala (Hawaiian crows) successfully hatched and reared their own chicks in managed care, completely unassisted!

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  • Born via C-section and needing treatment for pneumonia and a collapsed lung, gorilla Imani’s baby girl had a bit of a rough start to life (see video below).

    Baby Gorilla at Home

    Born via C-section and needing treatment for pneumonia and a collapsed lung, gorilla Imani’s baby girl had a bit of a rough start to life (see video below).

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  • Many of you have wondered how we trained the San Diego Zoo's panda youngster, Xiao Liwu, to provide a urine sample upon request.

    “Go potty,” Xiao Liwu

    Many of you have wondered how we trained the San Diego Zoo's panda youngster, Xiao Liwu, to provide a urine sample upon request.

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  • Orangutans are intelligent, strong, and creative animals. Great care has to be given so that individuals cannot hurt themselves, destroy the items, or, more likely, use the item as a tool for mischief.

    Orangutans: Why the Burlap?

    Orangutans are intelligent, strong, and creative animals. Great care has to be given so that individuals cannot hurt themselves, destroy the items, or, more likely, use the item as a tool for mischief.

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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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  • Two Queensland koala joeys were examined by keepers this morning at the San Diego Zoo as part of their regular weekly check-up.

    Two Koala Joeys Weigh In for Weekly Check-Up at San Diego Zoo

    Two Queensland koala joeys were examined by keepers this morning at the San Diego Zoo as part of their regular weekly check-up.

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  • There was a lot of sniffing, nose-rubbing and some playful behavior this morning as a 3-month-old Ugandan giraffe was reintroduced to his mother and herd at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

    Giraffe Herd Welcomes Calf at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    There was a lot of sniffing, nose-rubbing and some playful behavior this morning as a 3-month-old Ugandan giraffe was reintroduced to his mother and herd at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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