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January 04, 2017
Who’s the hirola? You’ve probably never heard of the hirola. One of the world’s most endangered antelope is a beautiful, red-gold animal with elegant, ridged horns and striking white spectacles...
January 04, 2017
  Kangaroo rats have a bad rap and I’m pretty sure it has something to do with their name.  I study these animals so of course I care about kangaroo rats and I think they are an important part of...
January 04, 2017
The Andean bear, like several bears, can take advantage of a wide range of ecological opportunities. For example, Andean bears still occupy forests across 32° latitude, about the latitude difference from the...
December 29, 2016
Why would a zoo biologist spend a day stacking wood as if making a giant bonfire? While a bonfire sounds great for this cold December weather, these piles of wood are not meant for burning but to attract California...
December 26, 2016
Have you ever wondered why there are miles and miles of fences lining the I-15 when you drive through the desert in California and Nevada? These fences are saving lives. They have drastically reduced the road...
December 26, 2016
Our reintroduced population of California condors in Baja California have had their best season yet! One at a time, a new cohort of 2015 wild-hatched juveniles have made their debut on the condor scene in the San...
December 26, 2016
In 2005, amphibian experts from around the world convened to discuss the global loss of amphibian biodiversity.  More than 30% of known amphibian species were threatened with extinction and more were at risk,...
December 15, 2016
Generally, when somebody calls you a ‘nut,’ it’s not exactly flattering. When you’re called a ‘Cashu Nut’, it means the same thing: you’re crazy. But, more specifically,...
December 14, 2016
All of my field sites are in suburban areas, which makes sense because Southern California is filled with suburbs.  Suburbs are residential and mixed use areas that have a lower density of people than the...
December 14, 2016
When I started grad school I made a pact with a friend that we would get out of the city and see the stars in the night’s sky at least once a month.  Grad school got busier and it didn’t really...

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