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Lenguya Laiyon
July 29, 2020
Swarms of desert locusts, believed to have originated from Yemen, made a grand entry into East Africa in January 2020. The United Nations experts described the infestation as the worst in the last 70 years in Kenya...
July 28, 2020
After the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI) was launched in 2007, global resources to protect the last remaining tiger populations have been focused on large, protected tiger conservation landscapes (TCL). In Sumatra,...
July 22, 2020
You may recall that I was fortunate enough to travel to South Africa to train on a procedure called ovum pickup (OPU) with our collaborator, Dr. Morné de la Rey. We recently performed this procedure on...
July 15, 2020
What do polar bears and African elephants have in common? Both species are threatened by habitat fragmentation either through the diminishment of the Arctic sea ice or through African land conversion. These species...
July 13, 2020
This week you may have read in the news that 98% of lemurs are threatened with extinction, making them the most threatened mammal group on earth. Perhaps you don’t know much about lemurs, and so this news...
Yvette Kemp
July 09, 2020
Hopefully you have been following along with us and learning about some of the patients that arrive at the San Diego Zoo’s Jennings Center for Zoological Medicine. Although we do see many animals for medical...
July 09, 2020
The International Rhino Reproduction Collaborative (IRRC) team consists of a variety of groups in the world including six in South Africa (University of Pretoria, EmbryoPlus, SANParks, Geolifes, Buffalo Dream Ranch...
June 30, 2020
In early 2016, just three months after six female southern white rhinos (SWR) arrived from South Africa to form the nucleus of our Rhino Rescue Center (RRC) herd, an international panel of experts met at the...
Allison Alberts, Ph.D.
June 24, 2020
I first met Michael Soulé in 1984, as a young graduate student at the University of California, San Diego. As was usually the case with Michael, he was on a mission. And even back then, it had to do with the...
Yvette Kemp
June 23, 2020
As you learned last week, the San Diego Zoo’s animal hospital has been open for business during the pandemic. The animals are continuing to arrive for their appointments and the veterinary staff...

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