• Living Desert Zoo And Gardens Ranked No. 1 Zoo in U.S.

    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens was named the Best Zoo in America by 24/7 Wall Street, as seen in USA Thursday, officials said Thursday. The zoo in Palm Desert bested 272 zoos that 24/7 Wall Street looked at when compiling its list of the 20 best zoos in America, which was published on Aug. […]

  • NBCares: Loving All Animals

    The acronym SOS historically stands for save our ship, which was created as a Morse code distress signal in 1908. In 1999 it was replaced, but those same letters now have a very important meaning here in the Coachella Valley. Here, SOS stands for Seniors Offering Shelters. Loving All Animals has helped save the live […]

  • The Living Desert Breaks Attendance Record for Sixth Straight Year

    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excited to announce its sixth straight year of record-breaking attendance, welcoming 512,615 guests and members as of June 30, 2019. This is an 11.49% increase over last fiscal year’s record attendance of 459,784. “Welcoming 500,000 people through our gates was one of our strategic business goals this year, […]

  • Pet Owners Asked to Keep Furry Friends Safe During Fireworks

    Fireworks can be fun for us but frightening for dogs, cats and other pets, so keep them locked up in a safe, quiet place this Fourth of July, Riverside County officials said Tuesday. “This week can be downright disastrous for many of our beloved pets,” said Department of Animal Services Director Dr. Allan Drusys. “We […]

  • Deborah Culwell Is Back Behind Bars

    Deborah Sue Culwell, the woman accused of tossing seven puppies in a dumpster and hoarding 38 others, is now in custody and facing up to seven years of solitary confinement. As the hearing unfolded, tears were shed in the courtroom, but not by Culwell. In fact she remained visible unphased throughout the hearing, but animal […]

  • State Endangered Species Protection Sought for Southland Mountain Lions

    Mountain lions in Southern California and the Central Coast are at risk of extinction and some imperiled cougar populations could disappear in a little more than a decade, conservation groups said Tuesday in a petition to list the wild cats as threatened or endangered under California’s Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity and […]

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