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Arboreal Alligator Lizards

Endangered Species to Participate in Breeding Program  by Lindsay Bradshaw, Animal Care Manager Arboreal alligator lizards (Abronia graminea) are quite possibly one of the most exquisite lizards you could ever see. Their deep emerald green color makes them stand out like a rare gem.  Endemic to the highlands of the states of Veracruz and adjacent Puebla, Mexico, these cloud forest dwellers are a rare sight.
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Spiders! EEK!!!

Spiders abound at the Living Coast If you know where to look, you can find hundreds of spiders throughout the Living Coast grounds. This being the season of spooky, we wanted to let you in on a little secret: we’re surrounded by ’em! Like this feller on your left, a jumping spider (Salticidae) that just caught a fly. Oh, and they have four pairs
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Living Coast Participates in Kids Free in October

Kids Free in October The Living Coast Discovery Center is a proud member of the San Diego Museum Council and we’re supporting Kids Free in October (October 1-31, 2015). Children ages 12 and under receive free admission with a paid adult (limit two) when the coupon is presented. More information at

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Agave In Bloom

Shaw’s Agave at the Living Coast about to burst into color You will not want to miss the color show that is about to happen at the Living Coast. One of our Shaw’s agave plants is about to burst into color. Why is this so exciting? Besides the spectacular color, these plants only bloom once in their lifetime after about 30 years. Additionally, Shaw’s
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Tortoises at the Living Coast

Animal Care Manager Lindsay Bradshaw Writes About Some of Her “Colleagues” Let me tell you about two of my colleagues:  One is in his 30’s and the other is in his 50’s (although they don’t look their age).  Their favorite food, and what they eat for lunch every day, is a leafy green salad, topped with a hibiscus flower, prepared daily especially for them. 
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Living Coast Takes Part in Coastweeks

Coastweeks Weekends at the Living Coast   September 19th – October 11th, 2015 11:00am – 2:00pm Join the Living Coast as we celebrate wildlife found along San Diego’s beautiful coast. Each weekend we will host fun, educational and interactive activities that show new and exciting ways to appreciate and protect the wildlife found in our own backyard! Activities are free with admission and are between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00
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