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04/17/14 THE LIVING DESERT'S NEWEST RESIDENTS ARE CRESTED COUA FROM THE DISNEY ANIMAL KINGDOM
04/11/14 THE LIVING DESERT'S EBAY NAMING AUCTION FOR BABY GIRAFFE CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY
04/10/14 WHAT IF WE LOST THE CHEETAH?
04/08/14 THE LIVING DESERT'S BABY GIRAFFE GETS A WELL BABY CHECK-UP AND NOW NEEDS A NAME!
04/07/14 EASTER BUNNY SPOTTED IN THE PALM SPRINGS AREA EN ROUTE TO THE LIVING DESERT'S “EGGSTRAVAGANZA”
03/31/14 IT'S A BOY! THE BABY GIRAFFE IS BORN AT THE LIVING DESERT
03/31/14 ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL BLOOMING AT THE LIVING DESERT'S SPRING PLANT SALE
03/28/14 THINK YOU KNOW THE DUE DATE FOR THE BABY GIRAFFE AT THE LIVING DESERT? GUESS THE DATE AND TIME OF BIRTH AND WIN A GRAND PRIZE!
03/28/14 CELEBRATE AN EGGSTRAORDINARY EASTER AT THE LIVING DESERT'S “EGGSTRAVAGANZA”
03/28/14 LAST CALL: FOR DISCOUNTED TICKET PRICES FOR THE LIVING DESERT'S BREW AT THE ZOO
03/27/14 THE LIVING DESERT RECEIVES RENEWED AZA ACCREDITATION
03/12/14 COUNTING DOWN FOR DADISI'S BIRTH OF BABY GIRAFFE
03/05/14 GET READY FOR A COLD ONE, BEER LOVERS! TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE LIVING DESERT'S 5th ANNUAL BREW AT THE ZOO
03/04/14 IS SHE, OR ISN'T SHE? FEMALE GIRAFFE AT THE LIVING DESERT POSSIBLY PREGNANT!
02/27/14 FINAL JAZZOO CONCERT OF THE SEASON PRESENTS TOMMY DORSEY TUNES!
02/25/14 STARRY SAFARI OVERNIGHT ADVENTURES AT THE LIVING DESERT
02/19/14 "MOJAVE MAXINE" EMERGES AND MAKES IT OFFICIAL: SPRING IS HERE!
02/14/14 ADVENTURE & FUN FOR YOUR CHILDREN DURING SPRING BREAK!
02/06/14 THE LIVING DESERT OFFERING PREMIERE SEATING TIX FOR FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN & MERCHANDISING SHOW AT FASHION WEEK EL PASEO
02/04/14 OBSERVE JAGUAR, HYENA & OTHER WILDLIFE MEDICAL EXAMS AT THE LIVING DESERT!
02/03/14 BRAZILIAN BOSSA NOVA MUSIC THAT SEDUCED THE WORLD HEATS UP THE LIVING DESERT'S NEXT JAZZOO CONCERT!
01/31/14 FANCIFUL FUN AT FAIRYTALES & FROG DAY AT THE LIVING DESERT ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
01/27/14 CELEBRATE ANIMAL ATTRACTION AT THE LIVING DESERT'S 2014 ZOOBILEE! GALA - A LOVE AFFAIR
01/17/14 IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE ZOO… IT'S TRUE! CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW AT THE LIVING DESERT
01/17/14 THE LIVING DESERT'S 30th JAZZOO CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES! BILLY ECKSTINE 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FEATURING GINA ECKSTINE
01/16/14 WHEN WILL "MOJAVE MAXINE" MAKE HER SPRING-TIME APPEARANCE AT THE LIVING DESERT?
01/15/14 STACEY JOHNSON LEAVES LIVING DESERT FOR SAN DIEGO
12/30/13 NEW YEAR, NEW EXHIBIT! BIRDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK FLY INTO THE LIVING DESERT ON JANUARY 4th!
12/27/13 THE LIVING DESERT'S 30TH JAZZOO SERIES CONTINUES SUNDAY, JANUARY 5TH WITH THE CHARLIE SHOEMAKE QUINTET!
12/26/13 THE LIVING DESERT ADVISES ON PUBLIC SAFETY AFTER MOUNTAIN LION SIGHTING
12/20/13 EXPERIENCE THE LIVING DESERT LIKE NEVER BEFORE - AFTER DARK!
12/19/13 SIGN UP YOUR KIDS TODAY FOR FUN & ADVENTURE AT THE LIVING DESERT WINTER ZOOCAMP
12/17/13 NEW YEAR, NEW EXHIBIT! BIRDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK FLY INTO THE LIVING DESERT ON JANUARY 4th!
12/13/13 SIGN UP YOUR KIDS TODAY FOR HOLIDAY DISCOVERY DAY CAMP AT THE CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF THE DESERT
12/12/13 THE LIVING DESERT BOLSTERS MARKETING DEPARTMENT WITH HIRE OF REBECCA BROWN AS MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER
12/06/13 THE LIVING DESERT WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT & CEO
12/05/13 APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE STUART & BARBARA SPENCER FRIENDS OF THE LIVING DESERT SCHOLARSHIP
12/04/13 SAY HELLO TO THE COACHELLA VALLEY'S BEAUTIFUL NEW LEOPARD
12/04/13 THE LIVING DESERT'S 30TH JAZZOO SERIES KICKS OFF SUNDAY WITH THE ELLINGTON BRASS ENCOUNTERS FEATURING ART BARON!
11/27/13 FIRST FOSSA FOR THE LIVING DESERT ACQUIRED FOR MADAGASCAR EXHIBIT
11/26/13 A JOYFUL DOUBLE DOSE OF NEW LIFE AT THE LIVING DESERT WITH TWO ADDAX BORN BACK TO BACK!
11/21/13 WILDLIGHTS CELEBRATES 21st SEASON AT THE LIVING DESERT
11/12/13 BOOGIE TO THE SWINGIN' SOUNDS OF JAZZ MASTERS AT THE LIVING DESERT'S 30th JAZZOO CONCERT SERIES BEGINNING DECEMBER 8th
11/08/13 ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE BLOOMING AT THE LIVING DESERT
11/05/13 ONE HUMP OR TWO? CAMEL RIDES RETURN TO THE LIVING DESERT!
11/05/13 2nd ANNUAL “GO NATIVE DAY” AT THE LIVING DESERT ON SATURDAY, NOV. 9TH
10/31/13 RECORD ATTENDANCE AT THE LIVING DESERT FOR MONTH OF OCTOBER!
10/30/13 CITY OF PALM DESERT PROCLAIMS SATURDAY MIRIAM U. HOOVER DAY
10/17/13 THE LIVING DESERT BIDS A FOND FAREWELL TO KHAN, THE PARK'S BELOVED LEOPARD
10/16/13 THE LIVING DESERT HONORS PUBLIC SERVANTS WITH FUN ACTIVITIES FOR ALL!
10/10/13 FREE ENTRY ALL WEEKEND FOR ACTIVE MILITARY AT THE LIVING DESERT!
10/10/13 ERNEST PHINNEY JOINS THE LIVING DESERT AS ACTING DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
10/09/13 THE LIVING DESERT HIKING TRAILS REOPEN OCTOBER 9th
9/24/13 DAYTIME HOWL-O-WEEN AT THE LIVING DESERT A SAFE AND SPOOKY DAYTIME ZOO ADVENTURE
9/19/13 THE LIVING DESERT CEO STACEY JOHNSON TAKING POSITION AT SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL
8/20/13 DON’T MISS THE LIVING DESERT’S FINAL ZOO CHILL DAY
8/20/13 COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE LIVING DESERT’S EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
8/16/13 GET A GLIMPSE OF CREEPY CRAWLY BABY SCORPIONS BORN AT THE LIVING DESERT
7/17/13 KERRY GRAVES JOINS THE LIVING DESERT AS DIRECTOR OF PARK SERVICES AND GUEST RELATIONS
7/9/13 A SUMMER OF LEARNING WITH THE LIVING DESERT DONATED TO THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF COACHELLA VALLEY BY LONGSTANDING DONOR
6/27/13 KEEPING IT COOL WITH “ZOOLER” COOLERS AT THE LIVING DESERT
6/26/13 THE LIVING DESERT HONORED TO BE RECIPIENT OF “SAKS LOVES YOUR CAUSE” CHARITABLE PARTNERSHIP
6/13/13 THE LIVING DESERT AND THE PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM PARTNER IN CULTURE AND COOLNESS FOR THEIR MEMBERS THIS SUMMER
5/23/13 WILD FUN & HOWLING GOOD TIMES FOR KIDS THIS SUMMER AT THE LIVING DESERT
5/23/13 PARK ANNOUNCES ZOO CHILL DAYS WITH THE COOLEST “ZOOLERS” THIS SIDE OF THE ICE AGE
5/1/13 EAT, DRINK, AND SAVE WILDLIFE … ONE BEER AT A TIME
4/12/13 THE LIVING DESERT COLLABORATES WITH THE COACHELLA VALLEY BREWING COMPANY TO CREATE ITS SIGNATURE BREW
4/10/13 VOLUNTEERS HONORED AND THE LIVING DESERT’S FIRST EVER SCHOLARSHIP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH “PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS” AWARDED TO LOCAL STUDENT
4/10/13 CELEBRATE THE MOTHER OF ALL MOTHERS ­ MOTHER NATURE ­ AT THE LIVING DESERT’S FESTIVE EARTH DAY EVENT
4/2/13 TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE LIVING DESERT’S “BREW AT THE ZOO”
3/18/13 JAZZOO AT THE LIVING DESERT ENDS ON A HIGH NOTE WITH SUE RANEY
3/12/13 ENROLL KIDS NOW FOR THE LIVING DESERT SPRING MINI-CAMPS
3/11/13 “MOJAVE MAXINE” EMERGES AND MAKES IT OFFICIAL: SPRING IS HERE!
3/1/13 THE LIVING DESERT INVITES EVERYONE TO CELEBRATE “EASTER IN THE PARK”
2/28/13 CALL FOR VENDORS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LIVING DESERT’S EARTH DAY EVENT
2/27/13 ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE BLOOMING AT THE LIVING DESERT
2/21/13 THE LIVING DESERT OFFERS SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT SERIES
2/21/13 THE LIVING DESERT INVITES YOU TO AN AFRICAN SAFARI: SPECIAL TOUR TO KENYA SET FOR JUNE 16 – 28, 2013
1/29/13 WHEN WILL “MOJAVE MAXINE” MAKE HER SPRING-TIME APPEARANCE AT THE LIVING DESERT?
1/18/13 LAST CHANCE FOR CAMEL RIDES AT THE LIVING DESERT
1/08/13 THE LIVING DESERT ZOO’S “ZOOCADEMY AWARDS” GALA PROMISES A WILD TIME
1/04/13 HAPPY ZOO YEAR! GET FIT WITH ZOOMBA AND ZOO YOGA AT THE LIVING DESERT!
11/30/12 THE LIVING DESERT CELEBRATES “SIKUKUU DAY” ON DECEMBER 8TH
11/12/12 THE LIVING DESERT ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF “ZOO COOL CREW” CONTEST
11/08/12 WILDLIGHTS CELEBRATES 20TH SEASON AT THE LIVING DESERT
11/05/12 THE LIVING DESERT PARTNERS WITH THE AMERICAN JAZZ INSTITUTE FOR JAZZOO
10/29/12 GO NATIVE DAY AT THE LIVING DESERT ON NOVMEBER 10
9/26/12 THE LIVING DESERT AND NATURAL SCIENCE COLLABORATIVE HOST EDUCATORS FAIR
10/17/12 CAMEL RIDES RETURN TO THE LIVING DESERT
9/26/12 THE LIVING DESERT PRESENTS WILD WEST HOWL-O-WEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
9/10/12 THE LIVING DESERT PARTNERS WITH SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE'S MUSEUM DAY 2012
8/30/12 LABOR DAY COMES EARLY AT THE LIVING DESERT
8/13/12 LIVING DESERT ANNOUNCES "ZOO COOL CREW" CONTEST
6/19/12 THE LIVING DESERT SUMMER ZOOCAMP IS WILDLY POPULAR
5/30/12 THE LIVING DESERT BRINGS THE ZOO TO MADAGASCAR 3
5/23/12 THE LIVING DESERT HONORS MILITARY FAMILIES WITH MEMORIAL DAY SPECIALS
5/21/12 THE LIVING DESERT RECEIVES $15,000 DONATION
5/10/12 THE LIVING DESERT'S "BREW AT THE ZOO" ROLLED OUT THE BARREL OF SUCCESS
5/10/12 THE LIVING DESERT OPENS NEW MEERKAT EXHIBIT
4/30/12 THE LIVING DESERT NAMES VENDORS, ACCOMMODATES DESIGNATED DRIVERS FOR "BREW AT THE ZOO"
4/10/12 THE LIVING DESERT TAPS "BREW AT THE ZOO" ON MAY 5th
4/05/12 THE LIVING DESERT ANNOUNCES DEATH OF AMUR LEOPARD
3/23/12 THE LIVING DESERT HOSTS AN EARTH DAY AND EASTER EGGS-TRAVAGANZA!
3/22/12 LIVING DESERT HOSTS PRESTIGIOUS MID-YEAR CONFERENCE OF ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS & AQUARIUMSD
3/21/12 THE LIVING DESERT'S ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE SPROUTS UP THIS WEEKEND
3/14/12 THE LIVING DESERT MOURNS THE LOSS OF FENTON, THE BELOVED ZEBRA
3/12/12 FASHION WEEK EL PASEO 2012 BENEFITS THE LIVING DESERT ON MARCH 20
3/05/12 ZOOBILEE! A GrrrREAT SUCCESS FOR THE LIVING DESERT
2/06/12 THE LIVING DESERT SEEKS A FEW GOOD TRAIN VOLUNTEERS
2/03/12 THE LIVING DESERT HOSTS ZOOBILEE!
1/31/12 MOJAVE MAXINE vs PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL: WHO WILL "SPRING" FIRST?
1/30/12 THE GARDENS ON EL PASEO'S WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL ON FEBRUARY 4th TO BENEFIT THE LIVING DESERT
1/26/12 KUDUS TO THE LIVING DESERT Three Young Males Join Zoo From Santa Rosa
1/05/12 THE LIVING DESERT TEES UP MOUSETRAP INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR THE LAST TIME
1/03/12 THE LIVING DESERT ROLLS OUT EDUCATIONAL W.O.W. PROGRAM
12/19/11 THE LIVING DESERT'S BABY GIRAFFE TO BE CALLED "NIARA"
12/13/11 THE LIVING DESERT ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
12/09/11 THE LIVING DESERT KICKS OFF JAZZOO CONCERT SERIES WITH TOP MUSICIANS
12/02/11 VISITORS TO WILDLIGHTS AT THE LIVING DESERT ZOO TO RECEIVE POWER BASEBALL TICKETS, CHIPOTLE BURRITOS
11/17/11 THE LIVING DESERT RECEIVES GENEROUS GIFT FROM THE PALM SPRINGS AREA MARRIOTT BUSINESS COUNCIL
11/15/11 GILLES MARINI TO ILLUMINATE WILDLIGHTS CELEBRATION AT THE LIVING DESERT ZOO
11/11/11 IT'S A GIRL! A BABY GIRAFFE BORN AT THE LIVING DESERT
10/03//11 THE LIVING DESERT'S HOWL-O-WEEN TO BE THE BIGGEST AND "WILDEST" EVER
9/21/11 THE LIVING DESERT PARTNERS WITH SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE'S MUSEUM DAY 2011
9/20/11 THE LIVING DESERT RECEIVES GENEROUS GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICAN CHARTITABLE FOUNDATION
9/1/11 LABOR DAY COMES EARLY AT THE LIVING DESERT WITH THE BIRTH OF A RARE BABY ORYX!
8/23/11 COME CELEBRATE THE LIVING DESERT'S HOLL-O-WEEN, A NIGHT OF "WILD" ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
7/26/11 THE LIVING DESERT'S NEW BABY ZEBRA HAS A NAME!
6/21/11 THE LIVING DESERT'S ICE-AGE WEEKENDS OFFER A RESPITE FROM THE HEAT!
5/24/11 THE LIVING DESERT WELCOMES THE BIRTH OF BABY ZEBRA!
5/23/11 SUMMERTIME AT THE LIVING DESERTIS A COOL EXPERIENCE
05/19/11 THIRD ANNUAL "DON'T FRY DAY" CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE SUN SAFETY
5/4/11 THE LIVING DESERT OFFERS A UNIQUE WAY TO CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY!
4/14/11 EXPERIENCE THE LIVING DESERT AFTER DARK WITH STARRY SAFARI OVERNIGHT ADVENTURES
4/12/11 KIDS, GEAR UP FOR SUMMER BREAK AND GET READY FOR FUN AT THE LIVING DESERT'S SUMMER ZOOCAMP!
4/1/11 THE LIVING DESERT'S NEWEST ADDITION HAS A NAME: MAGIA!
3/24/11 RESCHEDULED BREW AT THE ZOO
3/23/11 PARTY FOR THE PLANET
3/17/11 SPRING PLANT SALE RETURNS
3/7/11 ZOOBILEE!
2/25/11 TLD JAGUAR NAMING CONTEST
2/2/11 VISIT THE LIVING DESERT'S NEWEST EXHIBIT, ANT LAB
01/24/11 MOJAVE MAX VS PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL
01/19/11 MOUSETRAP INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
12/29/10 HEADLINERS PERFORM AT JAZZOO CONCERT
12/17/10 A NEW "PRIDE" ARRIVES AT THE LIVING DESERT
12/7/10 WINTER ZOO CAMP AT THE LIVING DESERT
11/16/10 WILDLIGHTS HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON
11/05/10 CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE NEW DISCOVERY CENTER
10/28/10 JAZZOO CONCERT SERIES RETURNS FOR THE 2010-11 SEASON
10/21/10 NEW DISCOVERY CENTER OPENING AT THE LIVING DESERT
10/06/10 HOWL-O-WEEN HARVEST HAPPENING - A HOWLING GOOD TIME
10/04/10 BECOME A PART OF THE LIVING DESERT BY BECOMING A VOLUNTEER
10/01/10 NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER EVENTS
09/29/10 SEASON OPENING - FALL INTO FUN
09/21/10 AZA GRANTS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD TO KAREN SAUSMAN
08/24/10 CELEBRATE LABOR DAY AND SEE THE FIRST SHOW OF THE SEASON
08/20/10 SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER EVENTS
08/18/10 THE LIVING DESERT ADOPTS GLOBAL ANIMAL MANAGEMENT TOOL
06/24/10 IT'S COOL TO CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY AT THE LIVING DESERT
06/18/10 THE LIVING DESERT INITIATES QUARTERS FOR CONSERVATION