Proclamation on National Maritime Day, 2020

Washington, DC - Since the founding of our great Nation, we have relied on merchant mariners to deliver goods to market and strengthen our national security.  On National Maritime Day, we recognize the United States Merchant Marine for all it does to facilitate our commerce and protect our interests at sea.

Lily and Timmy’s Super Awesome Incredible C0VID-19 Birthday adventure via Mike Farrell & Jacob Horn

San Diego, California - Launch of COVID-19 Kids' Book Celebrates Pandemic Parents, Provides Sorely Needed Comic Relief:

FBI and CISA Warn Against Chinese Targeting of COVID-19 Research Organizations

Washington, DC - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a public service announcement Wednesday warning organizations researching COVID-19 of likely targeting and network compromise by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Health care, pharmaceutical, and research sectors working on COVID-19 response should all be aware they are the prime targets of this activity and take the necessary steps to protect their systems.

Birth of Endangered Pygmy Hippo at San Diego Zoo

San Diego, California - Last month, after days of anticipation, Mabel, a 4-year-old pygmy hippopotamus at the San Diego Zoo, gave birth to her first calf. The male pygmy hippo calf was born just before 9 a.m. on April 9, and weighed 12.4 pounds. This is the first successful pygmy hippo birth at the San Diego Zoo in more than 30 years.

Investigational ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine protects monkeys against COVID-19 pneumonia

Washington, DC - A single dose of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, an investigational vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, has protected six rhesus macaques from pneumonia caused by the virus, according to National Institutes of Health scientists and University of Oxford collaborators. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. The researchers posted their data to the preprint server bioRxiv.

San Diego Zoo Global Invites the Public to The Roaring Twenties: Puttin’ On The R•I•T•Z

San Diego, California - Rendezvous in the Zoo (R·I·T·Z), the premier fundraising gala for San Diego Zoo Global, is going virtual for 2020—and this year, the public is invited to participate for free, from the comfort of home. The Roaring Twenties: Puttin’ on the R·I·T·Z—GONE VIRTUAL speakeasy event will provide online guests with a multitude of exciting activities, including an online silent auction, guest appearances by San Diego Zoo’s Rady Animal Ambassadors, toe-tapping music from Wayne Foster Entertainment, stories about wildlife and updates on the organization’s worldwide conservation efforts, and other fun surprises.