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Of the large cats, leopards are the most arboreal. (Photo by Liz Sauer.)

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Oh, is it #NationalBlackCatDay? *pose* 📷: Craig Chaddock

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🎉Drumroll please...We're excited to announce the name of our baby hippo calf is TONY! At 2-months-old & 170 pounds, he's still a little aquatic adventurer.
Link in bio -> @sandiegozoo
#HappyAsAHippo #TotallyTony #AdventureHippo #EndExtinction #SanDiegoZoo

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A group of 🐧 in the water is called a "raft" and on land it's called a "waddle," but at Cape Fynbos, we call it a "penguin party." 🎉
#PartyAnimals #PenguinParade #PenguinsParadise #SDZooAfricaRocks

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Vervets 🐒 are new to our Africa Rocks lineup but are already winning #TongueOutTuesday. #SunsOutTonguesOut #VeryVervet
#SDZooAfricaRocks #SanDiegoZoo

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Behind every brave pup is a watchful mom. #FossaFriday #FierceMama #SDZooAfricaRocks (📷: Ion Moe)

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🐼 Important Pand-announcement🐼
The giant pandas have moved back in to Panda Canyon and it's already utter #Pandamonium. #SanDiegoZoo #PandaPlaytime #EndExtinction 📷: Mollie Rivera

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2 vivacious troops of vervets 🐒 have moved into Africa Rocks, and they bring with them an abundance of energy. See the link in our bio to learn more about these energetic, matriarchal monkeys. #MonkeyBusiness #GirlsRule #SDZooAfricaRocks

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Yesterday, 8 little dwarf crocodiles hatched for the first time in San Diego Zoo history. West African dwarf 🐊 are listed as #vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The proud parents can be seen in the new Africa Rocks habitat, but the babies won't be on exhibit until they get bigger. See the link in our bio for more info. #EggcelentNews #MatchingHatchlings #EndExtinction #SanDiegoZoo

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Pro tip: Never let your gourd down. 😉 #orangutan #fallfun #gourdgeous🎃 #ohmygourd (📷: Ion Moe)

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Charlie the Amur leopard was born on May 27th and came to us on a Species Survival Plan recommendation. He was rejected by his mother and hand reared, and is now being introduced to Mystique so he can learn how to be a cat. The #AmurLeopard exists on the cusp of extinction. We’re working with other zoos to develop a sustainable and genetically diverse population of Amur leopards that can contribute to new scientific knowledge and to the survival of the species in restored and protected native habitat. #LeopardLessons #LeopardsOfInstagram #SanDiegoZoo #EndExtinction

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Sita the baby silver leaf langur is our #wcw. #Langur babies are orange while their parents are black. It’s thought this color distinction makes it easier for the whole troop to identify and look after the infants. The youngster’s color usually changes within the first six months, when the juvenile becomes an almost perfect copy of the adults. 📷: Debbie Beals #MonkeyMusings #SilverLeafLangur #SanDiegoZoo #EndExtinction

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Trick or treat yo self 🎃 #SanDiegoBoo #TreatsNotTricks

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A doglike face, claws and teeth like a cat, and related to mongooses—the #fossa may be weird, but it reigns on the African island of Madagascar. Skilled predators, fossas hunt lemurs, wild pigs, reptiles, rodents, and birds. They’re loners that move so swiftly and silently, one minute they’re there, the next they’re gone. #SDZOOAfricaRocks #HangInThere #PupPlaytime

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Since it's #CatDay, we figured they could have their #Halloween treats early. 🎃😻#Meowloween #SanDiegoZoo #BigCatsLittlePumpkins

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"Swimming" lessons are going swimmingly. 😉 Hippos actually can't swim or float. They're too dense so they just push off the ground. #hippo #underwater #cuteprincess

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Take a "lemurly" stroll through Africa Rocks for #WorldLemurDay. Learn more @ the link in our bio. #ProsimianPosse #IslandLife #SdZooAfricaRocks #EndExtinction

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When you give a porcupine a pumpkin🎃...
#RodentFeast #PumpkinParty #SanDiegoZoo #NationalPumpkinDay

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🐨🎒Have you seen this little #koala joey hitching rides around #Koalafornia?
#RideShare #NotABear #SanDiegoZoo #EndExtinction (📷: Liz Sauer)

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Fu’s fearless little boy is growing by leaps and pounds! One cup of hippo milk is approximately 550 calories, and this guy never misses a meal. Keepers estimate the calf now weighs 115-120 lbs. #bigboy #riverhippo #sandiegozoo

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¡ʎɐᗡ ɥʇoןS ןɐuoıʇɐuɹǝʇuI ʎddɐH 🌺
#InternationalSlothDay #UpsideDown #SanDiegoZoo

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🎃Although he's still nursing, this fearless #BabyHippo loves to mimic his mom. #PumpkinPachyderm #Hippoween #MondayMotivation #EndExtinction #SanDiegoZoo

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Meet Charlie (nicknamed Axle), a 4-month-old Amur leopard who was hand-raised at another facility and has joined us to be raised near other leopards. He can be seen with the other Asian leopards near Panda Trek, but isn't always out and about. #Caturday #ThatFaceTho (📷: Deric Wagner)

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Oh boy... We're thrilled to announce Funani's 3-week-old #hippo calf is a daring & adventurous male! Mom & son will be on exhibit Tue, Thurs, & weekends, which is subject to change because the hippos are ultimately in charge. See more in the link in our bio. #BoyMeetsWorld #GenderReveal #BabyHippo #HippoHippoHooray

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Hippos can vocalize on land & in water💦. We've got some big #hippo calf news surfacing later this week so stay tuned. 😉 #BabyHippo #KeeperVideo #SanDiegoZoo #EndExtinction

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All cat eyes on Mystique, our new melanistic (black) Amur leopard. Melanism (the opposite of albinism) is a rare, naturally occurring adaptation that causes the skin to darken through the development of melanin. At 3-years-old, Mystique is a bit shy, but loves to explore her habitat and is most active around sunset.  #Caturday #NotAPanther #BigCats #SanDiegoZoo (photo: Debbie Beals)

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11 giraffes are killed every single day. Without your help, certain species of giraffes could be completely extinct in 4 years. Will you help us save them? Click the link in our bio.
#TurnThingsAround #EndExtinction #SaveTheGiraffes #Giraffe #Giraffes #StopKillingAnimals #Endangered #EndangeredSpecies #SanDiegoZoo #WildlifeConservancy #SanDiegoZooGlobal #WildAnimals

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Today was Otis' first day back on exhibit since the hippo calf's birth. For now, the hippos on exhibit will rotate with either Otis or Funani & the calf. We don't have a set schedule yet, but will keep you posted. #Hippos #HappyAsAHippo #SanDiegoZoo #SlowMotion

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