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March 28, 2016
Breeding season is the most anticipated time of the year at Keauhou Bird Conservation Center, one of two captive propagation centers run by San Diego Zoo Global’s Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program (...
March 25, 2016
I have just returned from the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway, where we began fieldwork for our new study of denning polar bears. Admittedly, I was completely bowled over by the beauty of these...
March 24, 2016
Have you ever been stuck in a traffic jam? As you waddle forward you look right and left hoping to find a simple explanation for why you and a hundred other lucky drivers are stuck bumper to bumper. Then the all...
March 09, 2016
Since the 2014 opening of the new Tiger Trail at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, we have been monitoring the behavior and hormones of our amazing Sumatran tigers. We currently rotate six tigers throughout three...
February 10, 2016
The recent Ebola outbreak in Western Africa raised the question ‘how do you stop a contagious disease from spreading’? One tried-and-true approach that you may have heard of in the news is called...
January 18, 2016
It is with great sadness I announce the death of a very beloved bird at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC). Po Mahina, an alala (also known as a Hawaiian crow) was one of only 114 individuals left in the...
December 17, 2015
In October 2015, I had the pleasure of traveling to Berlin, Germany to attend the fifth annual conference for the International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology (ISWE).  This  growing international...
December 10, 2015
If you’re a Peruvian secondary school student and you’ve lived most of your life in the rain forest, what is your favorite dish? Here are a couple of clues: it’s not monkey, or fish. Still not...
December 04, 2015
With the recent death of Nola, one of the last northern white rhinos on the planet and a special animal to all of us here at San Diego Zoo Global, the issue of wildlife trafficking really hits close to home. Nola...
December 03, 2015
The life of a plover is not an easy one. Western snowy plovers face many hardships from the day they hatch until adulthood. Most western snowy plovers hatch on the beaches of the West Coast and spend much of their...

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