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July 2, 1992 | CAROLINE LEMKE
San Diego County is home to wildlife attractions that draw visitors from around the world as well as next door. If it's been a while since you visited them, you'll find that exhibits have been added and admission prices have increased. San Diego Wild Animal Park 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road Escondido In addition to the more than 3,200 animals that roam in their natural habitats over the 2,100-acre park, the "Wild Woods: From Dinos to Rhinos" exhibit returns this summer and remains through Sept.
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December 17, 1985 | CHRIS DE LUCA, Times Staff Writer
Sheldon Campbell, president of the San Diego Zoological Society since 1983 and an accomplished author of wildlife books and articles, died Monday, apparently of a heart attack. He was 66. "He was a man who loved the zoo," said Doug Myers, executive director of the Zoological Society. "We have lost an important tradition at the San Diego Zoo."
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December 27, 1990 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investigators at the Humane Society of the United States sent a letter Wednesday to the San Diego Zoo charging that its elephant exhibit is inadequate and "extremely dangerous" for both the huge mammals and their keepers. The letter to Doug Meyers, director of the San Diego Zoological Society, was prompted by the death Sunday of Maya, a 51-year-old Asian elephant that was put to death after she fell into a moat and crippled herself.
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December 14, 1989 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state senator has asked the San Diego County district attorney to file a complaint against the San Diego Zoological Society for allegedly violating a state law that protects employees who report their bosses' wrongdoing. Sen. Dan McCorquodale (D-San Jose) said Wednesday that he met with Dist. Atty.
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November 3, 1986 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
Nyrie the Cheetah bore two cubs earlier this year at the San Diego Zoo after five years of being barren. The zoo's green iguanas have recently bred in numbers far beyond their traditional output in captivity. Scientists hope soon to stimulate reproduction in their one Komodo dragon, a species historically with almost no offspring born in zoos. In all cases, success in boosting reproduction of these highly endangered species has resulted from implantation of hormone pumps in the animals.
NEWS
June 25, 1992 | DAVID NELSON
The current economy has caused some fund-raising folk to dilute their Chablis with hot, salty tears, but despite the rainy-day theme, no eyes moistened at Saturday's "RainForest Rendezvous." The event was the ninth annual RITZ ("Rendezvous in the Zoo") gala hosted by the trustees of the San Diego Zoological Society.
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January 31, 1990 | AMY WALLACE and PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The San Diego Zoological Society has severed relations with a Kansas animal dealer who said Tuesday that he took four endangered addax antelope from the San Diego Wild Animal Park to a Missouri wild animal auction in 1985. Jeff Jouett, a zoo spokesman, said the zoo cut its ties with animal trader James Fouts in October because zoo staffers had "suspicions" that Fouts did business with wild animal auctions.
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April 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The City Council approved a plan to expand the San Diego Zoo that would cost taxpayers $300 million but said that the project would not move forward until it approved financing. Under the plan passed Tuesday, the city would build a four-story underground parking structure beneath the zoo's existing parking lot. The San Diego Zoological Society would raise between $100 million and $200 million to construct new exhibits on the lot.
NEWS
March 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Wild Animal Park keeper was killed when she tried to break up a fight between two female elephants, the San Diego Zoological Society said. Pam C. Orsi, 27, suffered extensive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, the society said. Orsi had been a keeper for six years, including three at New York's Bronx Zoo, and had worked with elephants for four years, the society said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1988
The San Diego Museum of Art has received an unexpected $100,000 bequest from the estate of the late Theresa Russell. "We had absolutely no idea that she was out there loving us," a museum spokeswoman said. Russell, who died last April 27, was the widow of a retired mailman and a resident of Chula Vista. The Russells were not members of the museum, but Mrs. Russell divided the major portion of her estate between the museum and the San Diego Zoological Society.
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