Giraffes at the Safari Park


June 6, 2021

SAN DIEGO (June 6, 2021) – Three California condor chicks hatched at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in March have been given names in the Kumeyaay language by members of the Kumeyaay bands of San Diego, including the San Pasqual Band, Campo Kumeyaay Band and San Ysabel Band of Kumeyaay. 

June 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO (June 1, 2021) – San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s commitment to inspire people to become wildlife allies was emphasized this morning as San Diego Zoo officials and San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Stephen Whitburn unveiled two brand-new habitats. 

May 27, 2021

SAN DIEGO – (May 28, 2021) This spring, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is engaging wildlife allies everywhere to help save species during the annual virtual Rendezvous In The Zoo (R·I·T·Z)—Bringing the World to You.

SAN DIEGO (May 14, 2021) – Wildlife care specialists at the San Diego Zoo welcomed the birth of a female golden takin last month, the first of this takin subspecies to be born in the Western Hemisphere. The female calf is named Mei Ling, meaning “beautiful antelope” in the Mandarin language. 

May 4, 2021

SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2021) – San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance has more than 104 years of expertise building bold and innovative wildlife habitats, connecting Zoo and Safari Park guests to wildlife by immersing them in unique ecosystems, and inspiring them to become wildlife allies. 

April 30, 2021

SAN DIEGO (April 30, 2021) – This morning at the San Diego Zoo’s native pollinator garden, Mayor Todd Gloria (center) presented a proclamation—declaring May 1, 2021 Monarch Day in the city of San Diego—to Paul Baribault, President and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (left), and Paige Howorth, the McKinney Family Director of Invertebrate Care and Conservation (right). The monarch butterfly is a recognizable wildlife icon in Southern California and plays an important part in the local ecosystem as a pollinator of native plants.


April 23, 2021

SAN DIEGO (April 22, 2021) – Two juvenile male African elephants, Tsandizkle (meaning “beloved”) and Inhlonipho (meaning “courteous”) have taken up residence at the San Diego Zoo Elephant Odyssey habitat. The males, who arrived from the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park earlier this week, are adjusting well to their new surroundings.

March 19, 2021

SAN DIEGO (March 17, 2021) – San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance team members gathered with Ramona residents and representatives of natural resource agencies to welcome some new neighbors to the Ramona grasslands: 24 western burrowing owls.

March 3, 2021

SAN DIEGO (March 3, 2021) Today, on World Wildlife Day, San Diego Zoo Global is evolving into the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA), broadening integrated approaches to protecting and conserving wildlife around the globe, an all-new brand identity which emphasizes the health of wildlife, people, and the environment are interconnected and linked to the health of our planet.

February 18, 2021

DENVER — Black-footed ferret recovery efforts aimed at increased genetic diversity and disease resistance took a bold step forward Dec. 10, 2020, with the birth of “Elizabeth Ann,” created from the frozen cells of “Willa,” a black-footed ferret that lived more than 30 years ago.


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