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Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego

Andrea Adams | Posted 08.04.2014 | 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...

Tiger Fatally Mauls Mate At San Diego Zoo

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 12.23.2013 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo said Monday that a female Malayan tiger was fatally mauled by her intended mate during an attempt to breed. The ...

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...

Creative Spaces: Where the Wild Things Should Be

Rana Florida | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Rana Florida

Ron L. Kagan made international headlines when he voluntarily decided to relocate the Detroit Zoo's elephants to a better home, a sanctuary in California. How exotic animals experience life in captivity is determined by the home that zoos give them. Here are some of the things that make this experience much better for animals.

David Moye

WATCH: Armless Man Feeds Giraffe With His Toes

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 03.15.2012 | Weird News

Tom Willis was born without arms or hands, but with plenty of dreams. And he recently got a chance to fulfill one of them: Feeding a giraffe with h...

Escape To L.A.: Our Guide To Family Vacations In Southern California

The Huffington Post | Sandy Mitchell | Posted 10.11.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Southern California can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning ea...

Our Guide To Family Vacations In California

The Huffington Post | Holly Quinn | Posted 10.04.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in California can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, we'v...

WATCH: Baby Hippo Dances Adorable Underwater Ballet

Posted 09.27.2011 | Green

Talk about a day brightener. Last month, the San Diego Zoo uploaded this short video of Adhama, a seven-month-old baby hippo who has moves like you'v...

Greening Your Holiday Gifts

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Gardner

If you or your loved ones lean green, here are some possibilities for eco-friendly Christmas gifts. Of course, adopting a rescued animal or ...

Have You Admired a Tortoise Lately?

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Terry Gardner

Tony Perry's excellent article in the Los Angeles Times on the Galapagos tortoise digs at the San Diego Zoo, "...

Yun Zi, New Panda Cub At San Diego Zoo, Prepares For His Big Reveal (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Five-month-old panda cub Yun Zi is the newest addition to the panda family at the San Diego Zoo. He played around in one of the panda exhibit areas to...

Prized Giant Panda Gives Birth To 5th Cub!

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN DIEGO — Prized San Diego Zoo panda Bai Yun gave birth Wednesday to her fifth cub after a 130-day pregnancy that zookeepers said ended with a...