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July 17, 2015
San Diego Zoo Global is dedicated to helping to preserve—physically and genetically—endangered species like these Malayan tigers. “What are you drawing?” “A liger.”“What...
July 08, 2015
Both least terns and snowy plovers are ground-nesting birds that nest on barren to sparsely vegetated beaches, but they employ quite different breeding strategies. Over the past couple of months, I have been able...
July 04, 2015
Dr. Megan Jones (left) and the author (right)  had a chance to see how San Diego-born Yun Zi is doing. Unlike many of my San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) colleagues that have traveled to China, I wasn’t sent...
Anjanette Butler
July 01, 2015
Unlike most beach-nesting shorebirds, the western snowy plover has taken nesting to the level of an art form. I have been monitoring this threatened species during the nesting season as part of my job as a research...
Jeremy Hodges
June 30, 2015
Since it began in 1993, the San Diego Zoo Global’s Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program (HEBCP) has worked with over a dozen native bird species found only on the Hawaiian Islands. The conservation...
Jennifer Hahn
June 23, 2015
A western snowy plover nest is a simple scrape in the sand. Can you spot the eggs in this nest? Photo by Travis Wooten, SDZG on MCB Camp Pendleton     As the early morning sun begins to warm the sandy...
May 12, 2015
Brightly colored mouth nodes help a Gouldian finch chick get spotted by its parents. It’s baby bird season! A lot of our collection birds are sitting on eggs, feeding tiny chicks, and teaching their young...
May 07, 2015
The team repositions the whale skull to better clean and measure it. The Wildlife Disease Laboratories of the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research and the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) have...
April 10, 2015
Staff used binoculars to get a better look at the nest without alarming the birds. Since the 1940s when there were fewer than 50 nene remaining, this species has made a remarkable comeback, in part due to captive...
March 10, 2015
It was a Sunday morning when I got the call that Angalifu, our male northern white rhino, had passed away. I asked over and over, “Are you sure it was a northern white rhino?” thinking to myself there...

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