Deep in the Peruvian rain forest, San Diego Zoo Global researchers are getting a first-ever, up-close look at one of the Amazon’s top predators. A high-definition, 24-hour camera installed in the canopy is documenting a harpy eagle nest, allowing scientists to observe a pair of birds after the recent hatching of their chick. While previous observations of this apex predator species have been limited to small samples of data collected from the ground, this new perspective aims to evaluate the birds’ diet and breeding behaviors from the upper reaches of the Amazon.
July 05, 2017
Wildwatch Kenya Invites the Public to Help Researchers Track Giraffes and Other Wildlife—on a Computer Screen
June 20, 2017
In a remote area of northern Kenya, a team of conservationists and veterinarians are collaborating on a unique project that will allow them to gather in-depth information on the habits of Kenya’s threatened reticulated giraffe population.
June 19, 2017
Birth of Southern White Rhino Calf at San Diego Zoo Safari Park Related to Change in Rhino Diet
May 19, 2017
It’s a big week for 25 endangered Pacific pocket mice, as they moved into their new home at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Conservationists from the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife—working closely with OC Parks—released these native Southern California coastal mice following a successful breeding season this year.
May 12, 2017
It’s an established fact that compatibility is important to humans when picking a mate—but conservationists have discovered that Homo sapiens aren’t the only species where well-matched personalities may make or break a relationship.
April 04, 2017
Five Critically Endangered Hawaiian Crows Are Being Prepared for Release
November 23, 2016
San Diego Zoo Global scientists and Northrop Grumman Corporation engineers have joined forces to gain a better understanding of the Arctic and the increasing threats to its iconic polar bears.
Employee teams competing in Northrop Grumman’s Wildlife Challenge are developing new approaches to autonomous flight technology, which San Diego Zoo Global scientists intend to use to expand their observation of climate change impacts on polar bear populations and sea ice habitats in far-off locations.
October 28, 2016
Five of Hawaii’s Critically Endangered Crows Being Prepared for Release.
October 10, 2016
More than 100 local mountain yellow-legged frogs (MYLF) will be making the San Bernardino Mountains their home after San Diego Zoo Global and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reintroduced the large group into the mountainous habitat—increasing the wild population of an endangered species that, in some areas, is on the brink of being extirpated.