San Diego Zoo Global has achieved a major conservation milestone this month, releasing more than 260 endangered mountain yellow-legged frog adults and froglets and more than 680 tadpoles into the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. Working with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other partners, the research team implanted radio-telemetry transmitters into a group of the adult frogs, which are expected to enter hibernation in the fall. This will be the first time transmitters have ever been used to track these frog populations during their annual hibernation cycle.
September 13, 2019
San Diego Zoo Global is excited to announce a historic, successful birth of a southern white rhino calf at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—the conservation organization’s first rhino born following hormone-induced ovulation and artificial insemination. The mother, Victoria, gave birth to a healthy male calf Sunday, July 28, 2019, in the barn at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center. Animal care staff on hand to witness the birth reported Victoria did extremely well and remained calm during the 30-minute labor.
July 29, 2019
Biological Research Station in Peru Helps Conserve a Remarkable Ecosystem
For 50 years, the staff at Cocha Cashu Biological Station in Peru has been working to protect an irreplaceable ecosystem in the heart of Peru’s Manu National Park, a landscape critical for sustaining global biodiversity and preventing mass extinction.
June 20, 2019
Sharp Decline in Palila Population Prompts Relocation
May 22, 2019
Parker Pennington, Ph.D., researcher, San Diego Zoo Global (left) and Barbara Durrant, Ph.D., Henshaw endowed director of Reproductive Sciences, San Diego Zoo Global (right), pose for a photo for a photo with southern white rhino, Amani, at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center.
May 16, 2019
Wildwatch Burrowing Owl Invites the Public to Help with Crucial Wildlife Research
May 13, 2019
(Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve, Hawai‘i) – Two ‘alalā living in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve have reached a new milestone—one not seen in the forests of Hawaiʻi for almost 20 years. These critically endangered birds, members of a species of native Hawaiian crow that went extinct in the wild nearly a quarter century ago, have built a nest.
May 08, 2019
Study Reinforces Importance of Old Growth Forests in Panda Habitats
April 16, 2019
Online Viewers Get a Rare Window Into Birds' Unique Lives Underground
April 16, 2019
Development, Habitat Destruction and Poaching Lead to Losses of Specific Behaviors