San Diego Zoo

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Is your #caturday as low-key as Liski's? πŸ† #loungelikealeopard πŸ“·: Deric Wagner

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These two new giraffe calves @sdzsafaripark are a step in the right direction for this vulnerable species. πŸ’›But now you can join over 2,600 volunteers and help researchers track wild giraffes from your computer. See the link in our bio to help these gentle animals. #endextinction #citizenscience

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Shoutout to our inspiring zookeepers for #NationalZookeeperWeek! πŸŽ‰ Being a #zookeeper may seem glamorous, but it's hard work. At the end of the day, it's all worth it for these passionate people committed to caring for animals in the name of conservation. #EndExtinction

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Hanging poolside with this gorgeous lady! An 🐘's trunk is so strong it can push down trees and so agile that it can pick up a single piece of straw. S/O to keeper Robbie Clark for this fabulous capture. #elephantlove #thenoseknows #poolparty

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Rapidly declining Arctic sea ice spells trouble for #polarbears. Scientists have documented a 40% loss in summer sea ice extent since 1979. Polar bears rely on sea ice to survive, but they aren’t alone. Sea ice is as important to the Arctic ecosystem as soil is to a forest. Reducing CO2 emissions is the only way to rewrite the future and protect polar bears. Be a hero for wildlife & click the link in our bio to see how you can protect the Arctic ecosystem. #ArcticSeaIceDay #EndExtinction @polarbearsinternational

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Happy #SharkAwarenessWeek. 🦈 Leopard sharks are harmless bottom feeders, and often gather in waters off #SanDiego this time of year. The phenomenon draws snorkelers, kayakers and eco-tourists. #LeopardSharks are plentiful, but are occasionally taken by recreational anglers or as by-catch by commercial fisheries. #Sharks are facing many threats in the wild. They're poached for their fins, which are consumed as a β€œdelicacy,” and their habitats and food sources are shrinking due to human activity. Join us in celebrating how important sharks are to our oceans. #SDZooAfricaRocks #EndExtinction #sandiegozoo

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Help us wish pretty Paloma the #sloth a happy 3rd birthday! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚ #SlothLove #slothsofinstagram #sandiegozoo #TwoToedSloth

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Why does the #toucan have a bill that's 4x the size of its head and nearly as long as its body? Some say it's used to attract mates, while others believe it's an adaptation that allows the #bird to reach ripe fruit. No matter what purpose you decide on, the toucan’s bill is a very useful (and iconic) tool! See for yourself at the Parker Aviary and check out our toco toucan chicks. #toucandoitifyoutry #toucanplaythatgame #birdsofinstagram

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The South American native word for #jaguar, yaguara, means "animal that kills in a single bound." #GrumpyCat #sandiegozoo #EndExtinction (πŸ“·: Paul E.M. @canon_ed)

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When you're hungry but don't want to get out of bed. 🀀 #mondaymotivation #thestruggleisreal #bearnecessities #sandiegozoo (πŸŽ₯ by Jeff Jonas)

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Toucan play that game πŸ˜‰Β Twin toucan chicks are spreading their wings in the Parker Aviary! This is the 1st time toco toucans have hatched at the Zoo in over 30 years. #birdsofinstagram #spreadyourwings #toucandoitifyoutry

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What's the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? 🐊 Check out our IG story @sandiegozoo to watch Reptile Keeper Jeremy feed Xidi, a critically endangered Chinese #alligator.
#endangeredspecies #herpetology #coldbloodedbutcute #sandiegozoo #reptilewalk

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Kids these days. πŸ˜‚ #playful #primates #gorilla #toddlershenanigans #sandiego (πŸŽ₯ by Barbara Michels)

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The first habitat in Africa Rocks is officially open! Our Cape Fynbos is home to African 🐧s and leopard sharks, as well as a variety of flora unique to the area. Tag your photos with #sdzooAfricaRocks for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes adventure. #sandiegozoo #penguinparty

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Shark week came early for Africa Rocks! We're diving into new territory at the Cape Fynbos habitat. For the first time ever, #sandiegozoo is home to leopard #sharks. Click the link in our bio to learn more. #sdzooAfricaRocks #leopardshark

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Nothing to see here. Just a #GiantAnteater having a giant #PoolParty πŸ’¦ πŸŽ₯ by Barbara Michels #SanDiegoZoo

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The 2nd #flamingo chick of the season is here and #FABULOUS. 🐣 Do these knobby legs come with a manual? #PrettyInPink #SanDiegoZoo (πŸ“·: Deric Wagner)

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What's the 1st thing you do when you move into a new habitat? Pool party! The African 🐧s explored their new digs in Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks this week. Our 5 animal ambassadors served as mentors to the new colony members & the introductions went swimmingly. Visitors will get to experience the Cape Fynbos habitat starting July 1. #sdzooAfricaRocks #penguins #sandiego #poolparty

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For the 1st time in our history, we have an underwater dive team! Reptile keepers are training to care for the 200,000-gallon pool that will house African #penguins, fish & bottom-dwelling leopard #sharks. The countdown to #sdzooAfricaRocks has officially begun. 😎 #sandiego #justkeepswimming

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Koalas are naturally solitary animals that are mostly active at night and spend a majority of their time napping and eating. Sound familiar? Tag a friend who appreciates 🐨 life. #koalafornia #spiritanimal #sandiego (photo: Helene Hoffman)

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#BearHug anyone? 🐻 pic by Helene Hoffman

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A fleeting glance from Guapo the #jaguar | #BigCats like jaguars have the best 3-D vision of all carnivores, which helps them gauge distances when jumping. #GracefulGuapo photo by Paul E.M.

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With only about 40 left in its native habitat, 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. #LiskiTheLeopard #EndExtinction (pic by Mike Wilson)

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#FlashbackFriday That time we burned over $1 million worth of rhino horn at the @sdzsafaripark with @usfws #StopKillingRhinos #EndExtinction

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#BellyRubsRule #ThursdayThoughts #tbt #baby #jaguar πŸ“·: Deric Wagner

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Hop on Skyfari presented by @AlaskaAir and share your experience using #alaskaskyfari to be entered to win air travel to an Alaska Airlines destination of your choice. Click the link in our bio to learn more. #skyfari #sandiegozoo #AlaskaAirlines

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It's time for another round of #cheetah + #puppy playtime. 😻🐢 Tombi-Jeanne & Ilangha are getting accustomed to their #dogs in a non-threatening environment where everyone feels safe, so their lifelong relationships will be built on a solid foundation of trust & security. #bestfriendgoals

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When you find out there’s only one day dedicated to otters… that’s otterly ridiculous! Every day should be #WorldOtterDay. Here at the #SanDiegoZoo we have Cape clawless & spotted-necked otters. Can you identify who’s who in these photos? #otterlyadorable #MammalLikeNoOtter (πŸ“·L-R: Deric Wagner, Marcia Siggins Jonas)

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Karen the #daydreamer. 😍 S/O to @zoogirlsd for this fan feature! #redheadsrule #orangutan #sandiego #sandiegozoo

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🐧s + bubbles = pure joy #penguinparty #bubblebath #sandiegozoo (πŸ“·s by Helene Hoffman)

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