• Living Desert Zoo and Gardens opens `Plant Rescue Center’

    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens announced Monday the opening of an exhibit featuring a variety of desert plants, some of which will be used for regional habitat restoration projects. The Desert Plant Conservation Center, announced during National Public Gardens Week, features seedlings and mature plants, and is a “Plant Rescue Center,” as designated by […]

  • Name a cockroach after your ex for Valentine’s Day

    Ever felt like ripping your ex’s head off? Well now you can. Sorta. For just $5, the San Antonio Zoo will name a cockroach after your former significant other and feed it to a bird, reptile or mammal. It’s part of the zoo’s “Cry Me a Cockroach” event on Valentine’s Day. And if your ex-boo was an […]

  • Two Gorillas in San Diego Test Positive for Coronavirus

    ESCONDIDO (CNS) – Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, zoo officials announced Monday. On Wednesday, two of the gorillas began coughing, and veterinarians began testing fecal samples from the gorillas for SARS-CoV-2 through the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System. […]

  • Living Desert Zoo and Garden Reopens in Palm Desert

    PALM DESERT (CNS) – The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert, which closed last week for the second time since the start of the pandemic due to the state’s stay-at-home order, reopened Thursday after a successful lobbying effort by local officials. The cities of Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage, along with […]

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