Institute News

Female Bear Prepares to Walk on Treadmill

Tatqiq, a 580-pound polar bear at the San Diego Zoo, is making new strides in her “fitness” training. Animal care staff and scientists at the Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research have been preparing the 17-year-old female to...

Science Blog

San Diego County is home to the western burrowing owl (Athene cunciularia hypugaea), a spunky, pint-sized species sadly in decline because of habitat fragmentation, loss and degradation. As a 2016 Applied Animal Ecology summer fellow at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation...

An Inside Look at the Institute

More than 200 researchers are working on over 100 conservation projects in more than 35 countries.