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We're tickled pink with the start of the spring season. Let the countdown to flamingo chick season begin! Chicks tend to hatch each year in late May to mid June. Nesting mounds will go up this Friday, so keep your eyes peeled the next time you visit our bright greeters. 💕 (Hint: turn the volume up for some tropical vibes) #tickledpink #springhassprung #chickseason

#MeerkatMonday mushiness! 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. Sound familiar? Tag your mob. 😉 #moblife #tightbond #sandiegozoogang (📷: Paul Manaig)

Sibling spot cleaners. 😻😻 #sistersister #cheetahgirls #letmegetthatspotout (video by Maureen O'Duryee )

We're crazy for Kenny the #coconutcrab ! As the largest living land arthropod in the world, coconut crabs are also called robber crabs because they're known to steal things from people on the beach. 🌴 #crazyforcoconuts #crablife

Turn up the volume for ‪#NationalPuppyDay‬ ! Sonograms show the howl of a New Guinea singing dog is similar to the song of the humpback whale. These cool canines use their tuneful howling to communicate with other “singers.” 🎶 #singwithme #NewGuineaIdol #howlatthemoon

Bonobos are especially known for their ability to get along: unlike humans or chimpanzees, they have never been observed killing one of their own kind. Thanks to Mike Smith for this enchanting photo of Loretta the #bonobo . #SanDiegoZoo #BonobosRule #EndExtinction

That face you make when the forecast calls for rain... again. 😐☔️ #otterdisbelief #sandiego #rainraingoaway #getotterhere #americasfinestcity (📷: Gregory Asaro)

Check out the decorative touch on this #hummingbird nest. Martha Stewart would be proud. 👌 #naturaldesign #tinyartist #detailsmatter (photo: Ion Moe)

Spotted at the Zoo! Meet #cheetah cubs Tombi-Jeanne and Ilangha. The sisters came from @sdzsafaripark to be ambassadors here. At just over 16 weeks old, the cubs are adjusting well to their new home. Tombi-Jeanne seems very bold and Ilangha is a bit more curious and less adventurous. The cubs will soon be introduced to puppy pals Elvis and Murray. Wish them luck with their important new roles at the Zoo. Happy #Caturday ! 😻😻 #cheetahgirls #sistersister #sandiego

For #NationalPandaDay we had no choice but to share this #throwback of our wu-underful bear, Xiao Liwu. 🐼#pandalover #tbt❤️ #wubear #blackandwhiteandlovedallover

Parenting is hard, but everyone lends a hand in colobus society. A new infant at the #SanDiegoZoo means our group is practicing their skills. This unique behavior is known as alloparenting, where each family member participates in raising the infant. Biologists believe the babies’ striking natal all-white coloration is what allows the monkeys to easily identify their young and induces alloparenting. #teamwork #ittakesavillage #parentsgetabreak #bigfamily #newbaby

Just a few black and white pics of our black and white bears. You're welcome. 🐼🐼🐼 (photos: Mollie Rivera) #blackandwhite #bearycute #pandapandapanda

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