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For The First Time, U.S. Burns Rhino Horn Stockpile In Symbolic Stand Against Poaching

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.09.2016 | Green

In a pit at the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park, $1 million worth of confiscated rhino horn was set alight on Thursday. Orange flames consumed the whole...

Bringing Northern White Rhinos Back From Brink of Extinction

Chris Morrow | Posted 02.05.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Chris Morrow

Six female southern white rhinoceros at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's new Rhino Rescue Center are undergoing reproductive exams this week, in the first steps of a worldwide, collaborative master plan to save the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros from the brink of extinction.

Time Is Slipping Away for Rhinos

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 12.03.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Only three northern white rhinos cling to life on a Kenyan reserve, suggesting that we're not doing all we can to save imperiled wildlife, and that life in a zoo, however brief, is not the hedge against extinction that the zoo industry would like you to believe.

One Of The World's Last Northern White Rhinos Has Died

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.22.2015 | Science

One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinoceroses has died. Nola, a rhino that had been living in the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, was euth...

From Relative Obscurity to Internet Fame, the Honey Badger Don't Care

Jordan Schaul | Posted 11.06.2016 | Science
Jordan Schaul

Indeed, honey badgers are frequently unwelcomed visitors to livestock pens and apiaries. And so it is not uncommon to find honey badgers poisoned or captured in steel-jawed traps.

Dr. Susan Block's The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure

Steve Karras | Posted 07.30.2016 | Books
Steve Karras

Internationally acclaimed sex educator Dr. Susan Block (known widely as "Dr. Suzy") just might hold the key to world peace. Her latest book, The Bonob...

WATCH: Cute Creatures From The San Diego Zoo Go Wild

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Animals from The San Diego Zoo, including an otter, hedgehog, pelican and armadillo, joined HuffPost Live this week for some adorable fun....

This Earth Day, Let's Celebrate the Role of Zoos and Aquariums in Conservation

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

When we celebrate those who contribute to conservation, many times zoological parks are not a part of that discussion. In fact, these parks contribute to that effort robustly in land and seascapes across the globe through in-park conservation education, scientific field work, and breeding of species endangered in the wild.

Baby Hippo And Mom Swim Adorably At San Diego Zoo

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green

It doesn't get much cuter than this. On Monday around 6:30 a.m., a baby hippo was born to mom Funani at the San Diego Zoo in California. Although t...

The Simple Household Remedy For That Awful Skunk Stench

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green

While there are some particularly inventive myths about the best way to combat the foul odor of skunk spray, a concoction of a few household items is ...

Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego

Andrea Adams | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Andrea Adams

In San Diego, you'll find plenty to keep you busy, whether you love fitness, the outdoors, beaches, partying, style, or eating well. There is always something happening throughout the year with new events, exhibits, and festivals.

Hello There, Little Adorable Critically Endangered Baby Rhino!

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

This sweet little rhino is not only impossibly cute, he's also critically endangered. Born on July 12, the black rhino calf, who doesn't have a nam...

Rescue Mission Underway to Save Mangrove Finches

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Like most babies, these new arrivals require a lot of attention. While they wait in their incubators for one of their 16 daily feedings, they listen to the recorded voices of their parents. They are fed a special formula of papaya, scrambled eggs and insects. Insects?

WATCH: Mila The Elephant Meets Her First Elephant In 37 Years

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

Mila, a 41-year-old African elephant and current resident of the San Diego Zoo, has not had the easiest life, but things have finally started to get b...

WATCH: First Polar Bear In The NBA?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

While it may be some time before he's able to hit three-point shots, this polar bear captured on camera at the San Diego Zoo appears well on his way t...

The Snow Might Be Frozen, But Our Hearts Are Melting

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

When these giant pandas' habitat was filled with 30,000 pounds of snow, the bears became roly poly balls of happiness. Watch one-year-old Xiao Liwu, h...

WATCH: Baby Pygmy Loris Snacking Is The Cutest Thing Ever

Posted 08.25.2013 | Green

Meet the San Diego Zoo’s baby pygmy slow loris, an animal so fluffy and tiny that your heart just might break. According to the Duke Lemur Center...

LOOK: Ten Best Zoos In The U.S.

Posted 04.19.2013 | DC

We like animals. A lot. We like to visit them in zoos around the world. Since it's not always possible to leave the States to visit furry and not furr...

WATCH: Cutest Baby Leopard Fall Ever

Posted 12.14.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Amy Sinatra Ayres: Consider it WrestleMania, big cat style. Riki-san and Haui-san, the San Diego Zoo’s 14-week-old clouded le...

WATCH: Panda Cub Is On The Move

Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Amy Sinatra: Scoot on over here, cutie! Xiao Liwu, the San Diego Zoo’s 4-month-old panda cub, was "very busy" during his latest ...

AWWW. He Has A Name!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.13.2012 | Los Angeles

The baby panda at the San Diego Zoo finally has his own name. After people were given the chance to vote online for one of six names, Xiao Liwu, or...

San Diego Zoo Releases Video Showing Fluffy Little 'Sausage' Blinking His Eyes, And Taking His First Steps

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.19.2012 | Green

A new video released yesterday by the San Diego Zoo shows a baby panda learning how to walk. Blinking and squeaking, the adorable panda cub pushes its...

WATCH: The Cutest Baby Panda Ever

Posted 10.09.2012 | Green

The newest baby panda at San Diego zoo, which has yet to be named, is growing up fast. In for his 7th exam, the healthy panda cub has finally open...

PHOTOS: Panda Born At San Diego Zoo

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.30.2012 | Los Angeles

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare for cuteness. Yesterday, Bai Yun, a 20-year-old panda at the San Diego Zoo, gave birth to her sixth cub! According...

WATCH: Cutest Baby Jaguar Cubs At San Diego Zoo

Posted 05.17.2012 | Green

There's perhaps nothing more adorable than a jaguar cub. Except of course, two jaguar cubs. According to ITN, a pair of jaguar cubs were born at t...