San Diego Zoo

Non-profit wildlife sanctuary & conservation organization with 140+ projects in 80+ countries. 🦁 Follow @SDZSafariPark for updates re the Safari Park.

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Did you know red panda fossils have been discovered in North America dating as far back as 5 million years? Today, these charismatic creatures are only found in small, isolated mountain territories above 4,000 ft. in China, Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Burma. #RedPanda #FireFox #SanDiegoZoo (πŸ“·: Ion Moe)


Guenons are best known for their striking color patterns, such as hip stripes, brow bands, or a white nose spot or band. Facial adornments can also include a throat ruff, beard, or mustache. πŸ“·: Craig R. Jones


The toucan's large bill has serrated edges that help it grasp or catch its lunch. Their diet can consist of fruit 🍌, insects🐜, tree frogs, lizards🦎& fish🐟. Once a full belly is achieved, toucans may playfully spar with each other before returning to their home roosting tree for the night. #ToucanTime #BirdsAreAwesome #SaveTheRainforests πŸ“·: Debbie Beals



Shoutout to hardworking hippo moms everywhere! Funani knows there's more to good parenting than having fun. Read more thru our bio.
#FunaniFriday #BabyHippo #FunaniKnowsBest #AdventureHippo #MrT


Who remembers when Mosi was just a kooky calf? #TBT #FloppyEaredOkapi #OkapiLove #Endangered


Rain or shine, Harriet’s calf enjoys hangin’ with the herd. Our quirky πŸ¦’ calf is over 6 ft. tall, weighs 180lbs. and he still needs a name. Do you guys have any suggestions? #SanDiegoZoo #HalfGiraffe #NotSoSmall



Ever feel like you're being watched? πŸ‘€ Hippos have built-in goggles: a clear membrane covers their eyes for protection & allows them to see underwater. πŸ“·: Liz Sauer #hippopotamus #underwaterlife #sandiegozoo #riverhorse


If you haven't seen them yet, we have a couple🐨 joeys full of #MondayMotivation! #Koalifornia πŸ“·: Shelley Weiss


New cat on the block. Introducing Rafferty to #SDZooAfricaRocks! #Caturday #LeopardLove Photo by Mary-Ellen Jordan



Sound on πŸ”ˆ #NationalBirdDay is no laughing matter. πŸ˜† #LaughingKookaburras are native to Australia, and their call has been used as a sound effect in jungle movies for many years, where it sounds like a group of monkeys. #ZooTrivia #AffableAvian #SanDiegoZoo


Then: Bubbles & her calf, Funani. (Swipe) Now: Funani & her 12th calf, Tony. 😍 S/O to our friends @thetoledozoo for the adorable #throwback pic of our mama #hippo! We know where Mr. T gets his cute looks. #tbt #sandiegozoo


Furry & feisty, our pups are quickly becoming fan favs in Africa Rocks. 🐾 Learn more through our bio. #WhatsItWednesday #SDZooAfricaRocks



Wishing you a 2018 filled with 🐨-ty times! #sandiego #koalafornia #koalityhangs (πŸ“· by Ion Moe)


Sooooo do you guys like hippos?
#2017bestnine #SanDiegoZoo


Countdown all the kittens, calves and adorable additions we’ve had at the Zoo and @sdzsafaripark this year. Scroll for the full video. 😍 #babyanimals #EndExtinction #nyecountdown



#2017 was a big year. Plop down, take a break, and recuperate.
Tony (aka Mr. T) and Funani spend Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays behind-the-scenes while Otis delights guests in the large pool. During their days backstage, keepers spend time training our not-so-little boy for wellness exams and provide a variety of enrichment items. His favorite snack is beet pulp, just like his mom! We're happy to report that Mr. T is growing by leaps and bounds under the watchful eye of Funani, and visitors can see the pair Tuesday, Thursday, and weekends. Stay tuned for more hippo updates in 2018! #BabyHippo #2018


πŸŽ‰Denny celebrated his 3rd birthday like the great ape he is! 🦍
#BirthdayApe #CriticallyEndangered #EndExtinction


With its impressive cold-weather adaptations, the Arctic fox is the coolest canine around. πŸ¦Šβ„οΈ #cutewinteroutfits #articfoxhaircolor #sandiegozoo



Let πŸŽ„Jungle Bells light up your holidays now thru Jan 1st! ❄️ Check the link in our bio for more info. #SanDiegoZoo #SDZJungleBells


When it "snows" in #SanDiego, we grin and bear it. 🐻 Happy #WinterSolstice ❄️ #BearyMerryChristmas #SanDiegoZoo #EndExtinction


Joey To The World 🐨 #ZooHolidayCards πŸ“· Ion Moe


It's not everyday you see a newborn giraffe! Keep an eye out for our IG Live tmrw a.m. to see more of this little one. πŸ“· Liz Sauer


πŸ”οΈπŸ’DYK #SanDiegoZoo is 1 of 2 places in North America you can see these matriarchal mountain monkeys? Check the link in our bio to learn more. #MonkeyDay #GeladaAttitude


We're looking at YOU! πŸ‘€ Join us for a holiday Insta-meet @ Africa Rocks this Saturday for some #JungleBells fun and chances to win cool prizes. ➑️ Link to register in bio. πŸ“·: Mary-Ellen Jordan


From 3 months - 23 years old, come meet our 20-member troop of social and intelligent hamadryas baboons now in #SDZooAfricaRocks πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ Check the link for more info. #NewBaboonsInTown #OneHappyFamily


πŸ“Έ Calling all Instagram-ers! Kick off #JungleBells with an exclusive Africa Rocks Instagram meet-up. Explore the new habitats, enter a free raffle, and compete for prizes.🎁 Sign up at the link in our bio. #SanDiego #Instameet #SanDiegoZoo


Elephants need help, so we sent a team of animal health experts to an elephant orphanage in Kenya to enhance its medical care and husbandry capabilities. Details in our bio. #EndExtinction #Reteti #elephant #sanctuary


As its name suggests, the prehensile-tailed porcupine is arboreal 🌳 using its tail to stabilize and balance in trees. #spikeyfloof #lookingsharp #PoPhotos by Mollie


It's getting chilly, where's your scarf? β„οΈπŸ¦Š Arctic foxes use their tail, also called a "brush," like a scarf around their face to keep warm in the winter. Photo by Brian Connolly #FoxyFriday #FirstDayofDecember