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#Takins, native to the Sichuan province in China, are listed as vulnerable in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) status Appendix II, due to overhunting and habitat loss. Learn about the latest addition to our takin herd: http://bit.ly/HsiHsi
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Our new baby #takin, Hsi Hsi, lives up to her name which means "playful monkey" in Chinese.

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The cutest photo of the week: Our adorable #klipspringer calf by Ion Moe 😍
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Much-needed cuteness today: #Koalafornia's newest resident had her first check-up. Cambee gave birth in November, but her adorable little joey just recently emerged from mom's pouch.

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A tiger’s night vision is 6x better than a human’s. #animalfact  
(📷: Craig Chaddock)
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We're relocating 50 endangered Pacific pocket mice to their historic range in Orange County. This is the first introduction since the breeding program began. Learn more: http://zoonooz.sandiegozoo.org/2016/06/07/endangered-pacific-pocket-mouse-relocated-to-historic-range/ #EndExtinction  
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Organs such as the heart, liver, and spleen are placed differently in sloths than in other mammals to accommodate their upside-down lifestyle. Learn about life in the slow lane: http://bit.ly/sloths616
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Nick is the 2nd ever Tasmanian devil to undergo pacemaker surgery. We're happy to report that his ticker is ticking and he's back in the Outback!

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The first #flamingo fluff of the season has hatched! Keep your eyes peeled for our tiny new greeters. #SoFluffy #PrettyinPink
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"Galápago" is one of the Spanish words for tortoise. We're proud to partner with the Charles Darwin Research Station on the Galápagos Islands to fund a tortoise-rearing facility and help with captive propagation and release programs. #SeniorCitizens #ShellYeah #BetterThanNinjas
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