Category Archives: San Diego Zoo

Conrad Prebys Australian Outback Exhibit Opens in San Diego

The San Diego Zoo  opened its Conrad Prebys Australian Outback exhibit following a smoke ceremony conducted by the Yugambeh-language people of the Gold Coast in Australia supporting the DreamWorld Wildlife Foundation in Australia and now the San Diego Zoo. Rick Gulley, … Continue reading

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Zoo Conservation Program Helping Wombats

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which manages Brookfield Zoo, is leading an initiative to help bring non-releasable southern hairy-nosed wombats from Australia to North America to ensure a sustainable wombat population in zoos. Thanks to these efforts, two wombats orphaned … Continue reading

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Jungles Ropes Safari at San Diego Safari Park

Last Thursday San Diego Zoo Safari Park guests previewed a new aerial adventure, Jungle Ropes Safari, which took them on a series of challenges through scenic treetops. The tree-top experience opened on Friday July 20th. Three different courses are available, allowing guests … Continue reading

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AZA Zoos and Aquariums Spent $130 Million to Conserve Wildlife in 2010

One of the best things about visiting an AZA accredited zoo or aquarium is that in addition to seeing hundreds of amazing animals you are also helping to protect them in the wild.  Through the support of millions of visitors, … Continue reading

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Indian Rhino Birth Offers Hope for Endangered Species

As a follow up to my post last week on the surge in rhino poaching last year, I thought I’d note some good rhino news out of Zoo Miami .  In late December, after a nearly 16-month pregnancy, Kalu, Zoo Miami’s … Continue reading

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Meet the Conservation Program Manager: Maggie Reinbold

This week we meet Maggie Reinbold, the Conservation Program Manager at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Describe your job: I act as the liaison between San Diego Zoo researchers and the community, focusing the majority of my efforts … Continue reading

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