Posts tagged "san diego zoo"

150 Year Old Galapagos Tortoise Peacefully Put To Rest

A giant Galapagos tortoise named Speed, who was more than 150 years old was put down at the San Diego Zoo in California on Sunday.

Zoologists say that Speed had been in geriatric decline for some years now and that it was time to end his suffering.

Speed was brought to…

By: Katrin Higher / June 21, 2015

Cheetah Cub And Puppy Play Together At The San Diego Zoo

After Ruuxa the cheetah cub was rejected by his mother, zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park paired him up with Raina, a Rhodesian ridgeback puppy. Their friendship was set up as part of the zoo’s animal ambassador program, which creates unlikely bonds between different critters.  And it worked: the new buds are now over…

By: Claire Hannum / August 20, 2014

Baby Panda At The San Diego Zoo Gets Adorable Belly Rub

Stop what you are doing right now and prepare to squeeeee your heart out. It’s time for a baby panda belly rub! The baby panda born in July at the San Diego Zoo had his third medical examination recently to ascertain the gender (it’s a boy!) and enjoy a good old belly rub. This sweet…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2012

Baby Panda Born At San Diego Zoo!

Oh, squee of squees! Joy rippled through the panda-verse yesterday: a mommy panda in the San Diego Zoo gave birth to a BABY PANDA!!!! Bai Yun gave birth to her sixth cub, which, if you know anything about how resistant pandas are to having sex, is a huge accomplishment. The newborn baby panda, whose gender…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2012