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8 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

8 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use Have you heard of Plastic-Free July? This global movement aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and encourage global action to minimize single-use plastics. As we continue to discover the drastic effects of plastic in our oceans and environment, we need to start taking action on an individual level. Small changes in our daily life can add
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Introducing Olive

Meet Olive, often pronounced “awww-live,” our newest animal ambassador. One-year-old Olive is an opossum (not to be confused with possum) who came to us from Project Wildlife after being deemed non-releasable. Unfortunately, Olive has injuries consistent with being hit by a car that left her with neurological damage and injury to her left eye. Luckily, Olive has found a home with us where she is well
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Her name is Betsy Ross!

Her name is Betsy Ross!  Meet one of our newest animal ambassadors: a young, female bald eagle. We estimate her to be approximately 4 years old, based on her coloration. Young eagles do not have a white head or tail.  It takes around 5 years for them to mature into the recognizable coloration we are all used to.  The brown and white coloration shows that
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Giving Tuesday 2018

5 Festive Ways to Support Native Wildlife

5 Festive Ways to Support Native Wildlife  at Living Coast Discovery Center 1) Make a List and Check it Twice The animals that call the Living Coast home need your help! Your gift can purchase food, animal care equipment, specialized veterinary care, and more for our animal ambassadors that cannot be released into the wild. Check out our Animal Wish List!  2) Stuff Stockings
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Bats in San Diego

Bat Week | Bats in San Diego   Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly like a bird?  Well, birds aren’t the only flying animals we see in the sky.  At dusk and throughout the night until dawn, the owls aren’t the only ones awake!  They share the sky with a truly unique nocturnal mammal that most people know of but
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Caring for Caracara

By Lindsay Bradshaw, Animal Care Manager  Kuzco came to us from Sky Hunters, a raptor rehabilitation center in Alpine, Calif.  He is a Northern crested caracara, and the newest member to our avian family here at the Living Coast.  He had an injury to one of his wings, making full flight difficult and rendering him non-releasable. Sometimes just called a Northern caracara or crested caracara,
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