San Diego Zoo@sandiegozoo

Non-profit wildlife sanctuary & conservation org with projects on 6 continents. 🦁 Also follow @SDZSafariPark & @zookeeperrick. #EndExtinction

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San Diego Zoo

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It's Tuesday, tongues are out, & life is good. 😛 #TongueOutTuesday #SanDiegoZoo


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Have you seen a cheetah out for a walk at the Zoo? It's not only fun to see, but it's great #enrichment for the cheetahs.
#animalcare #bigcatsofinstagram #cheetahsofinstagram #catstagram #sandiegozoo


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World's most awkward family photo. 😂 For meerkats, there isn’t just safety in numbers—there’s also companionship. The mob is made up of several family groups, with one dominant pair that produces most of the offspring, but they don’t have to be related to belong to the same group. Meerkat mobs spend a lot of their time grooming and playing together to keep the family as a tight unit. This community existence helps the meerkats survive. #MeerkatMonday #MotleyMob #AwkwardFamilyPhoto #SanDiegoZoo 📷: Alison Aber


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The ancient Egyptians used the silhouette of the flamingo as the hieroglyphic for the color red, and it also represented the reincarnation of Ra, the Sun God. #fabulousflamingo #birdstagram #cinemagraph #SanDiegoZoo


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Pigeons and doves are part of the #Columbidae family of birds, which includes 310 species worldwide. There is no real difference between a pigeon and a dove – they are just common names used for many different species. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nicobarPigeon #PrettyPigeon #birdstagram #SanDiegoZoo ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Craig Chaddock


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Sometimes PDA is A-OK 👌
#InterspeciesFriends #MileyandBakka #DogsAndCatsLivingTogether #SanDiegoZoo 🎥: Liz Sauer


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How do I get this monkey off my back?
These baboon are no buffoons: Once revered by Ancient Egyptians as representatives of the Egyptian god of learning, hamadryas baboons are also referred to as Sacred Baboons. These hardy Old World monkeys display complex social behaviors, and can live in troops of several hundred individuals. Though currently extinct in Egypt, these monkeys can be found in large populations in Ethiopia, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. In fact, no other species of baboon resides as far north as hamadryas baboons. #OldWorldMonkeyBusiness #sandiegozoo #baboonsnotbuffoons 📷: Deric Wagner


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6 reasons not to have sun bears as pets:
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6. Sun bears have an appetite for commercial crops, so they're often killed or confiscated for the pet trade. 📷: Craig Chaddock #BearClaws #SelfManicure #SanDiegoZoo


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Baddest pool fountain on the planet. #TonyTuesday #carefulwhatyouwishfor #dontgochasinthiswaterfall #sandiegozoo 📷Craig Chaddock


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Business casual by day 👉 party birb by night. The sunbittern's colorful wing plumage is not meant to pick up chicks—both males and females have this sunburst pattern—but rather to intimidate predators. #businesscasual #partybirb #daytonightlook #fancyfeathers #sandiegozoo (2nd 📷: Marcia Siggins Jonas)


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All aboard the Koalafornia Express. Now offering one free carry on joey for koalafied members and upgraded fluffy seats for koalaty comfort. 🐨 #koalafornia #koalatypunsfordays #backpackbaby #sandiegozoo 📷: Liz Sauer


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