SAN DIEGO ZOO IN THE PINK
Bornean sun bear cub, Duma, calls to his mom while exploring his Sun Bear Forest exhibit at the San Diego Zoo on June 28, 2004 . This is the first time the four-month old cub, born Feb. 17, has left his den to explore the outdoor exhibit. Bornean sun bears are rarely seen in Zoos, and Duma is the first ever to be born at the San Diego Zoo. Bornean sun bears are some of the smallest bears in the world, and are threatened with extinction in the wild.
NEW CONDOR CHICKS BORN IN SAN DIEGO ZOO
The San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park celebrates the hatching of the first California condor of the season. The chick, which hatched Sunday, April 3, will be puppet-reared to eliminate any association between people and food. Keepers will feed and monitor the chick daily at the Wild Animal Park's condor breeding facility. At four months old the Park's animal care staff is expected to introduce the chick and f*ture hatchlings into a new classroom facility where two mentor birds will teach the chicks how to act like condors. There are more than 100 condors living in the wild in California, Arizona and Baja, Mexico since the California Condor Recovery Program began to release condors back into the wild in 1992. A second chick hatched Wednesday at the Park.
A baby western lowland gorilla sits in the grass in an undated photo taken the Republic of Congo. The Wildlife Conservation Society has tallied more than 125,000 western gorillas in two adjacent areas of the northern part of the Republic of Congo, which is the highest gorilla densities ever recorded, as high as eight individuals in an area smaller than half a square mile.
ORANGBABY AWARENESS WEEK
Sumatran orangutan infant, Cinta, and his mother Indah command attention at the San Diego Zoo.on November 9, 2004. Nov. 7th - 13th is International Orangutan Awareness Week at the Zoo, and the goal is to raise public awareness about the plight of orangutans in the wild -- a critically endangered species which may become extinct in 7 - 10 years due to rampant logging of their habitat.
SAN DIEGO PANDA GETS NEW TEETH
Su Lin, the San Diego Zoo's 16-week-old giant panda cub, showed off two of her new canine teeth during her weekly veterinary exam November 23, 2005 in San Diego. According to San Diego Zoo veterinarians the cub now has 14 to 16 teeth. Su Lin weighs 11.3 pounds and measured more than 2 feet.
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