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Continued Efforts to Reintroduce Rare Crow Species to Native Forests of Hawai’i Island

After years of conservation work that included painstakingly tracking, breeding and releasing almost 100 endangered Pacific pocket mice, researchers from San Diego Zoo Global have discovered that mice reintroduced into Orange County, California’s Laguna Coast Wilderness Park have begun to breed on their own.

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

Researchers at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research accomplished their first artificial insemination attempt on a southern white rhinoceros earlier this month—a key step in San Diego Zoo Global’s science-based, collaborative efforts to develop and perfect assisted reproductive technologies to save the critically endangered northern white rhino. Only three northern white rhinos currently remain on Earth.

Significant Data Collected During Treadmill Study

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 voluntarily take part in a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) project that is studying the energy demands polar bears face in the Arctic—an example of the role that zoos play in conservation science.

San Diego Zoo Global Rushes to Provide Emergency Aid to Kenyan Sanctuary

 

The critically endangered hirola antelope is facing an uncertain future today, as a severe drought in northern Kenya threatens its survival. Conservationists and ecologists are concerned that the continued lack of rainfall—already taking a devastating toll on the area’s livestock and wildlife—could decimate this species, which many consider to be the most endangered antelope on the planet.

Successful Captive Breeding of the Endangered Pacific Pocket Mouse Results in Its Relocation into the Species' Historic Range

The population of Orange County, California is growing, but its newest group of residents won’t block any views of the ocean. Fifty endangered Pacific pocket mice, which make their homes underground, are about to be relocated into an area of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, part of OC Parks.

Population of Species—Once Thought to Be Extinct—Increases by Four

Researchers Take Steps to Allow Endangered Mice to Expand Territory

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