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November 17, 2016
On June 13, 2016, we released 50 Pacific pocket mice (PPM) into their new home in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, California. This was the first reintroduction of these tiny mice back into the wild. We have been...
November 17, 2016
A big computer that does super things is the best way to describe our newest non-human collaborator, Gordon the Supercomputer. Housed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San...
November 16, 2016
Have you ever wondered what ever became of an old friend or favorite celebrity? That's kind of how Alan Lieberman and I felt as we returned to the island of Atiu in the Cook Islands to check on the status of a...
November 02, 2016
Our Genetics division assists endangered species recovery programs in various ways including providing DNA sex determination of several bird species. One of our current collaborations is with San Diego Zoo Global...
October 28, 2016
The year was 1938 – before iPhones and computers, before 70’s disco and 60’s protests, before landing on the moon, and World War II. A researcher in veterinary medicine and comparative pathology...
October 28, 2016
We made several seed collections from rare species in the mint family (Lamiaceae) this year. This important family is distributed worldwide, and contains more than 7,000 species in 236 genera. Characteristically,...
Kate Beer, Research Assistant
October 27, 2016
E ho`olā`au hou ka `alalā May the `alalā gather once more in their forest home San Diego Zoo Global staff recently gathered on the misty slopes of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, for the blessing of a new aviary that will soon...
October 27, 2016
With the successful hatching of three chicks this spring, Mexico’s California condor conservation breeding program at Chapultepec Zoo took a big step forward in 2016. It has been a long haul for a program...
October 24, 2016
Imagine there were no towers (the apt term for a group) of giraffes overlooking the African savannas. Tragically, this is happening: these uniquely African animals have already become extinct in 7 African countries...
October 24, 2016
Set down your pumpkin spice lattes for a moment and pick up a coconut instead. In many places around the world leaves are changing colors but here in Hawaii the leaves just as lush and green as ever. The Big Island...

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