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November 18, 2020
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New African Lion Cub at Santa Barbara Zoo
The wonderful news from Santa Barbara Zoo arrived in early November: An African lion cub had been born to first-time parents Felicia and Ralph on Nov. 5, 2020.
But new concerns soon developed. "On November 19, the cub became critically ill as she was not getting enough milk from her mother (and became hypothermic and hypoglycemic)," the zoo shared in a statement.
"So the Zoo's animal care team made the decision to move her to the veterinary hospital for intensive care, where she has been in the incubator, receiving fluid therapy, and has been learning to nurse formula from a bottle."
And here's the happy follow-up: The baby is doing well now. The little girl even has a new name: Pauline.
Santa Barbara Zoo Pauline "... is the first cub for both Felicia (two years old) and Ralph (five years old), who arrived at the Zoo this past May. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recommended the pairing of Felicia and Ralph as part of its Species Survival Plan to maintain a sustainable population of lions in North America. As part of the AZA’s cooperative breeding program, the Zoo started the planning process to bring in new lions even before the passing of longtime beloved lion, Chadwick, in December of 2019."
Hotel Del Coronado
Holidays at Hotel del Coronado
This holiday season thousands of white sparkling lights, a 35 foot towering Christmas tree, ornament-trimmed evergreens and garlands galore transform The Del’s Windsor Lawn into a Winter Wonderland.
Pictures with Santa
Children will delight as they take socially distanced photos with Santa on his sleigh. Parents will want to bring their cameras to capture these cherished memories. Santa will be available from 4-7 pm on the following dates: November 28, December 5, 12, 19, 23 & 24.
Please note that all guests must wear face masks and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distancing. Winter Wonderland is not open during inclement weather.
The Frostbite bar trailer will be available on the South Paseo Lawn with holiday treats and libations.
Special to-go holiday crafts will be available for sale including gingerbread house and cookie decorating kits, snow globe, santa hat and ornament decorating kits, and more.
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
Date & Time
Nov 28 - Dec 24, 2020 Complimentary for hotel guests