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Milky Eagle Owl

San Diego Zoo wildlife

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Some recently cataloged pictures of wildlife at the San Diego Zoo:

African Pygmy Goose

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Burrowing Owls

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Bat-eared Fox

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Black Duiker

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Black-crowned Night Heron

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Black-tailed Prairie Dog

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Bontebok

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Common Shelduck

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Grey Crowned Crane

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This last little beauty is my favorite today. It’s a Verreaux’s Eagle Owl (Bubo lacteus), also known as a Milky Eagle Owl or Giant Eagle Owl. It was rescued from the wild as an injured young bird and kept by the rescuers as a pet. Unfortunately, their rescue has resulted in human imprinting so the bird cannot be returned to the wild. It is serving out its life as an Ambassador of the San Diego Zoo, meaning that it goes to schools, seminars, and conventions to help people understand birds, raptors, owls, birds of prey.

Milky Eagle Owl

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Milky Eagle Owl

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Milky Eagle Owl

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Milky Eagle Owl

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Grizzly bear, San Diego Zoo

Women can be somewhat wild (San Diego Zoo pictures)

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It’s hard to believe that, until today, I had not been to the San Diego Zoo since October 26. I guess I got caught up in politics……..lol

Here are some pictures from my trip this morning to the San Diego Zoo, world-famous zoo and arboretum!

Taco the Toucan, San Diego Zoo AmbassadorTaco the Toucan, San Diego Zoo Ambassador

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Giant hibiscusGiant hibiscus, San Diego Zoo

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Cape clawless otterCape clawless otter, San Diego Zoo

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Grizzly bearGrizzly bear, San Diego Zoo

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The grizzly bear is one of two that reside at the San Diego Zoo. They are just a couple of years old. When they were just a few months old, their mommy was teaching them to raid campsites in Idaho and Yellowstone Park. If they had been adult bears, they would have been killed for raiding campsites. Because they were so young, though, the decision was made to try to find them a home, and the San Diego Zoo came to the rescue. This is why we have Zoos, Aquariums, and Sanctuaries.

Amur leopardAmur leopard, San Diego Zoo

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Painted dog or African wild dogPainted dog, San Diego Zoo

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Painted dogs are what killed the two-year-old boy at the Pittsburg Zoo this past Sunday.

Sudanese striped hyena (with bone)Sudanese striped hyena, San Diego Zoo

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New Guinea singing dog (doesn’t know The Beatles)New Guinea singing dog, San Diego Zoo

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Addra gazelleAddra gazelle, San Diego Zoo

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Bactrian camelBactrian camel, San Diego Zoo

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The follow picture is a dog, but not just any dog. The story is that this dog was a stray and adopted a family one day. It had an odd temperament so the family took it to a veterinarian who determined that it is not just any dog. It’s a wild dog. True “wild dogs” are not the same as “feral dogs.” Feral dogs can easily be made into family pets; wild dogs cannot. Wild dogs tend to maintain their wild nature even when taken in as puppies.

The vet suggested that they not try to make it a family pet, and the family contacted the San Diego Zoo which was able to obtain it to let it live out its life in luxury. Another reason why we have Zoos, Aquariums, and Sanctuaries.

This dog is being trained as a San Diego Zoo Ambassador. Ambassador animals get to visit schools, meetings, conventions, and other events to publicize the Zoo and the conservation and rehabilitaion work that the Zoo does. She is so pretty but as I understand it, women can be somewhat wild………lol

Wild dog, San Diego Zoo Ambassador

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