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January 21, 2021
NEWS RELEASE

Kenny Loggins, one of pop music’s greatest hit makers, will treat young patients and their families at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego — along with viewers from around the globe — to a virtual adventure on Jan. 28, when he debuts “The Great Adventure,” a custom theme song recorded by Loggins for the San Diego Zoo Kids Channel.

January 19, 2021
NEWS RELEASE

San Diego Zoo Global welcomed a new member to its executive leadership team this month: David Gillig has been named chief philanthropy officer of San Diego Zoo Global. In his new role, Gillig will lead the nonprofit conservation organization’s crucial fundraising efforts to support further growth of the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, while also raising the bar on the organization’s commitment to support worldwide conservation efforts in service to the mission of saving endangered wildlife.

January 11, 2021
MULTIMEDIA NEWS RELEASE

Members of the Gorilla Troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. On Wednesday, January 6, two of the gorillas began coughing. Given current circumstances, San Diego Zoo Global initiated the process of testing fecal samples from the gorillas for SARS-CoV-2 through the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System (CA HFS). 

December 24, 2020
MEDIA RELEASE

Although the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are closed to guests, the animals are still celebrating the holidays. Wildlife care specialists created holiday wreaths for the pygmy hippos and takins at the Zoo and for the elephants at the Safari Park. 

December 21, 2020
MULTIMEDIA NEWS RELEASE

Although the Zoo is closed to guests, the animals are still celebrating the holidays. Today (Dec. 21, 2020), wildlife care specialists created holiday wreaths and gave them to Akobi and Mabel, pygmy hippos at the San Diego Zoo.

December 16, 2020
NEWS RELEASE

New information about thick-billed parrots, gathered using state-of-the-art technology, is likely to identify important steps to conserving this endangered species. In September, a team of biologists—including members from Organización Vida Silvestre A.C. (OVIS) in Mexico, the Arizona Fish and Game Department, World Parrot Trust and San Diego Zoo Global—worked together to place small transmitters on thick-billed parrots in Chihuahua, Mexico.

December 14, 2020
NEWS RELEASE

Teams of biologists and community scientists supported by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and San Diego Zoo Global are again sounding the alarm for the bright orange butterflies that are iconic images of Coastal California. 

November 13, 2020
MULTIMEDIA NEWS RELEASE

A team of biologists—including members from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Endemic Environmental Services Inc., Citrus College and San Diego Zoo Global—worked together over the last couple of weeks to find and rescue the last remaining reproductively viable population of southwestern pond turtles (Actinemys pallida) in the San Gabriel Mountains.

November 12, 2020
NEWS RELEASE

In a study that has unprecedented implications to advance both medicine and biodiversity conservation, researchers have sequenced 131 new placental mammal genomes, bringing the worldwide total to more than 250.

 

November 6, 2020
MULTIMEDIA NEWS RELEASE

Young patients, their families and invited guests were treated to a virtual adventure, complete with meeting animal ambassadors from the Virginia Living Museum, at UVA Children’s earlier today (Nov. 6, 2020). This special virtual event was held to announce the arrival of San Diego Zoo Kids, a closed-circuit television adventure channel, at UVA Children’s and Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville.

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