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Spotted at the Zoo! Meet #cheetah cubs Tombi-Jeanne and Ilangha. The sisters came from @sdzsafaripark to be ambassadors here. At just over 16 weeks old, the cubs are adjusting well to their new home. Tombi-Jeanne seems very bold and Ilangha is a bit more curious and less adventurous. The cubs will soon be introduced to puppy pals Elvis and Murray. Wish them luck with their important new roles at the Zoo. Happy #Caturday! 😻😻 #cheetahgirls #sistersister #sandiego
Parenting is hard, but everyone lends a hand in colobus society. A new infant at the #SanDiegoZoo means our group is practicing their skills. This unique behavior is known as alloparenting, where each family member participates in raising the infant. Biologists believe the babies’ striking natal all-white coloration is what allows the monkeys to easily identify their young and induces alloparenting. #teamwork #ittakesavillage #parentsgetabreak #bigfamily #newbaby
Throwing it back to 2012 and 2 bundles of jaguar joy. 😻😻 As jaguar numbers decline, each birth in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) helps to establish an assurance population for animals in danger of becoming extinct. Wild #jaguars are in serious trouble. Over 30% of the rain forests they call home have been destroyed—and when the rain forests disappear, jaguars disappear. Even though we're hard at work at the #SanDiegoZoo, we're also busy on the front lines of jaguar conservation. Click the link in our bio and be a hero for wildlife. #EndExtinction #throwback #tbt
Ramil is a sharp #snowleopard. He came to the Zoo in 2014 with a chronic eye problem and was trained to receive daily eye drops for treatment. Unfortunately, his condition progressed to glaucoma and topical medications were no longer effective. To ensure Ramil's comfort and overall health, veterinarians removed his left eye last month. We're happy to report that Ramil has been recovering without problems. Shout-out to our incredible staff for taking care of our cool cat. #oneeyedwonder #catsofinstagram #sandiego #coolcat
Klipspringers have unique hooves that are just right for life on the rocks. These unusual ungulates can climb to places where their predators can’t follow. Their Afrikaans name comes from Dutch words: klip (cliff) and springen (to leap, bound, or spring). Rock on little dude! 👍 #rockon #lifeontherocks #sdzooafricarocks #klipkliphooray
It's called "Polar Bear Plunge" for a reason. 😉 Happy International Polar Bear Day! Polar bears have no natural predators, but climate change & human activity threaten their existence. Click the link in our bio and get inspired to save these Arctic ambassadors. #PolarBearDay
You know what they say about a cat with big paws… they have large prey. Happy #Caturday.
Tiger’s have large and strong front paws that they use to bring down their prey.
They also keep their claws sharp by retracting them as they walk and scratching them on trees. (Photo by: Deric Wagner)
Due partly to its very small range in Madagascar, the red-ruffed lemur is one of the world’s most endangered primates. We’ve had a long history with the species, dating back to the 1960s. Click the link in our bio to learn more and meet the #lemur pros coming to Africa Rocks this summer. #SDZooAfricaRocks #endextinction