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👅Taste testing the water #TongueOutTuesday #BabyHippo #SanDiegoZoo #EndExtinction


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🎃Although he's still nursing, this fearless #BabyHippo loves to mimic his mom. #PumpkinPachyderm #Hippoween #MondayMotivation #EndExtinction #SanDiegoZoo


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Meet Charlie (nicknamed Axle), a 4-month-old Amur leopard who was hand-raised at another facility and has joined us to be raised near other leopards. He can be seen with the other Asian leopards near Panda Trek, but isn't always out and about. #Caturday #ThatFaceTho (📷: Deric Wagner)

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Oh boy... We're thrilled to announce Funani's 3-week-old #hippo calf is a daring & adventurous male! Mom & son will be on exhibit Tue, Thurs, & weekends, which is subject to change because the hippos are ultimately in charge. See more in the link in our bio. #BoyMeetsWorld #GenderReveal #BabyHippo #HippoHippoHooray


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Hippos can vocalize on land & in water💦. We've got some big #hippo calf news surfacing later this week so stay tuned. 😉 #BabyHippo #KeeperVideo #SanDiegoZoo #EndExtinction


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All cat eyes on Mystique, our new melanistic (black) Amur leopard. Melanism (the opposite of albinism) is a rare, naturally occurring adaptation that causes the skin to darken through the development of melanin. At 3-years-old, Mystique is a bit shy, but loves to explore her habitat and is most active around sunset.  #Caturday #NotAPanther #BigCats #SanDiegoZoo (photo: Debbie Beals)


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11 giraffes are killed every single day. Without your help, certain species of giraffes could be completely extinct in 4 years. Will you help us save them? Click the link in our bio.
#TurnThingsAround #EndExtinction #SaveTheGiraffes #Giraffe #Giraffes #StopKillingAnimals #Endangered #EndangeredSpecies #SanDiegoZoo #WildlifeConservancy #SanDiegoZooGlobal #WildAnimals


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Today was Otis' first day back on exhibit since the hippo calf's birth. For now, the hippos on exhibit will rotate with either Otis or Funani & the calf. We don't have a set schedule yet, but will keep you posted. #Hippos #HappyAsAHippo #SanDiegoZoo #SlowMotion


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Funani's hippo calf is over 1 week old and doing well. We are still waiting to confirm if it's female or male-- stay tuned!
#BabyHippo #CuriousCalf #HipToBeRound #SanDiegoZoo #BabyAnimals
(📷: Alison Aber)


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These baby rock hyraxes are still learning how to interact with their habitat (and each other 😉). #SiblingRivalry #SDZooAfricaRocks #RockHyrax #BabyAnimals #SanDiegoZoo


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Newborn hippos are only able to hold their breath for about 40 seconds at a time, so our little calf spends a lot of time next to mom in the shallow end of the pool. #HipToBeRound #BabyHippo #HappyHippos


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Feisty & furry, these fossa pups know how to have fun.
#FossaFun #FeistAndFurrious #BabyAnimals #SDZooAfricaRocks #Madagascar


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