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May 17, 2017
Reptiles are often the subjects of fear and wonderment but unfortunately they are also often sensationalized by the media and the public.  I have already read several reports of the rains of 2017 “...
May 08, 2017
Some have said that using stem cells to save species is “Star Trek-type science”, but look at how far we have come. Fifty years ago, when Star Trek debuted, a computer filled an entire basement and used...
Hannah Webster, AIP Graduate Student, Miami University & San Diego Zoo Global
May 08, 2017
There have been several times in my life when I began on a new path and felt overwhelmed with no other wish but to stop and go back to what I knew.  At the beginning of my master’s program, this feeling...
May 08, 2017
I study the effects of artificial light at night on San Bernardino kangaroo rat behavior. This is important because artificial light at night is known to change both animal physiology and behavior. It is...
May 08, 2017
Here in Disease Investigations we have a dedicated team of pathologists and technicians that have seen and performed hundreds to thousands of necropsies (animal autopsies) in our careers. Sometimes we feel that we...
April 20, 2017
It’s a fact of life in California that most, if not all, of our valley and foothill grasslands have been invaded with exotic annual grasses such as foxtails (Bromus madritensis), ripgut brome (Bromus diandrus...
April 20, 2017
The journey begins in the pitch dark. Hyenas call in the distance as I climb into the vehicle. More than fifteen hours of driving lie ahead. I’m crammed into the middle seat in the front of a Land Cruiser, so...
April 06, 2017
We’re out to check a camera trap. It’s one of 130 remote cameras in our largest Amazonian monitoring project yet, taking pictures of anything their sensors detect. The cameras are positioned on an...
April 04, 2017
Just over a year ago we wrote a blog discussing our tiger research undertaken by the Population Sustainability group (formerly Behavioral Ecology) at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. At...
John Janovec, Ph.D.
April 03, 2017
Peru is considered one of the mega-diverse countries in the world: home to a wide range of ecosystems from coastal deserts and dry forest to Andean cloud forest, high mountain puna grasslands and lowland Amazonian...

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