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Do Roadrunners Get Chased by Coyotes?

Do Roadrunners Get Chased by Coyotes? by Lindsay Bradshaw, Animal Care Manager I bet when you hear the word “roadrunner”, a popular cartoon character comes to mind (Meep! Meep!).  It’s the one in which a crafty coyote chases a roadrunner around the desert creating all sorts of obstacles for him that he then cleverly evades.  Most people are surprised to learn that real life
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The Garibaldi at the Living Coast

The Garibaldi at the Living Coast by Lindsay Bradshaw, Animal Care Manager If you have ever been out snorkeling or diving in southern California, you will notice a trend: brown fish, gray fish, black fish, another brown fish, spotted grey fish, more brown fish, et cetera, et cetera. It is a big contrast to the vibrant colors you see out on a tropical coral
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Animal Encounters at the Living Coast Discovery Center

Animal Encounters at the Living Coast Discovery Center by Guest Blogger Casey Makovich, Smart Destinations Head to the Living Coast Discovery Center to interact with and learn about the diverse wildlife native to San Diego’s coast. You’ll have a chance to see turtles face-to-face, touch sea rays, see large birds of prey up-close, and more. Be sure to plan your day at the Living
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Owls at the Living Coast: Tyto

One of the Living Coast’s well-known animal ambassadors by Lindsay Bradshaw, Animal Care manager I look around at my desk and see owl EVERYTHING: owl note box, owl toy, owl mug, owl tea set, owl stickers, owl magnet, et cetera. For the past three years, owls have been a dominant theme of my life. When I first started working at the Living Coast Discovery
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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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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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