Two family groups of burrowing owls were brought into the Safari Park hospital last month to receive treatment for an infestation of a parasite commonly found in poultry called a sticktight flea. The little owls are part of a population being studied through a joint effort by San Diego Zoo Global and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

San Diego Zoo Global conservationists, in partnership with the U.S.

Long-term Data Provides Scientific Evidence of Conservation Success

Just in time for World Giraffe Day (June 21, 2018), San Diego Zoo Global’s Wildwatch Kenya citizen science project has achieved a major conservation milestone. Researchers announced that after just one year of the project, the over 11,000 volunteers who have joined have identified and retired more than 500,000 individual images from motion-activated trail cameras in Kenya¬—completing almost five years’ worth of giraffe conservation work.

Success Marks Milestone in San Diego Zoo Global’s Efforts to Save the Critically Endangered Northern White Rhino from Extinction

Conservationists Use “Active Translocation” Method to Jumpstart a New Colony

Conservationists Begin Study to Analyze Vocalizations of Hawaiian Crows

Human hunting of large Amazon rain forest animals—such as spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, tapirs and white-lipped peccaries, as well as some bird species such as guans and trumpeters—is having an impact on the spatial distribution of seeds needed to produce future generations of trees, a new study shows. Ultimately, this could affect the capacity of these forests to serve as “carbon sinks” that absorb global carbon dioxide emissions.

Ongoing monitoring of wild Tasmanian devils shows that overall population numbers are continuing to decline, due to the presence of devil facial tumour disease.

A new study on polar bear metabolism, behavior, and foraging success sheds important light on their energy demands. The study, published in the journal Science, found that polar bears have metabolic rates greater than previously predicted and greater than other terrestrial mammals of similar size. The study reinforces the understanding that polar bears are reliant on a diet of fat-rich seals to survive in the energetically-demanding Arctic.