Mohamed Saad Luna

Field Research Associate

Mohamed Saad Luna serves San Diego Zoo Global in a consultant capacity as a Field Research Associate in Recovery Ecology. He has been working as a field biologist with the California condor reintroduction program in Baja California, Mexico since 2008. His work includes feeding birds, radiotracking, collecting data, locating and accessing remote cliff nest sites, sampling blood and testing for lead levels, and assisting with educational outreach and field station daily operations.

Mohamed has prior field experience with amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, and birds, including golden eagles. In 2014, he was honored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the youngest condor team member with long-term commitment, hard work, and selfless dedication to the recovery and conservation of the California condor in México.

Mohamed earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Universidad Veracruzana. He has also worked in the field locating and classifying fossils. He has always been passionate about dinosaurs and paleontology, an interest that eventually led to his work with endangered birds.