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Yvette Kemp
June 23, 2020
As you learned last week, the San Diego Zoo’s animal hospital has been open for business during the pandemic. The animals are continuing to arrive for their appointments and the veterinary staff...
June 19, 2020
As biologists, we are trained to avoid anthropomorphizing animals and their behaviors. However, today I am going to make a special exception in wishing one of our local species’ dads a Happy Father’s...
June 17, 2020
In our previous  blog, we wrote about the diversity of biological processes hormones control in animals. We also explained that in order to do so, hormones must interact with proteins called receptors. In...
June 17, 2020
One hears a lot about microbes these days. During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, we have learned a lot about viruses, but there has also been an increase in sourdough enthusiasts. Through the constant care of the...
Yvette Kemp
June 15, 2020
The San Diego Zoo’s hospital has cared for animals since it began operating in April of 1927. Many things have changed since then. However the Animal Health Department’s mission continues to be the...
Orlando Zegarra
June 08, 2020
How did we come to blame bats for the virus that plagues us today? Is it true that they transmit diseases? The first and most important way to answer these questions is to understand the nature and natural...
Orlando Zegarra
June 08, 2020
Bats have recently been at the center of public interest given their apparent relationship with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the health adversity in which today, as a society, we find ourselves. What many people do not...
Tawni Gotbaum
June 08, 2020
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (MCBCP) is home to one of the largest breeding colonies of endangered California least terns and threatened western snowy plovers, and during peak breeding season, the nesting sites...
June 08, 2020
After reintroducing endangered species into the wild, post-release surveys are a vital step in providing biologists with insight into how movement, disease prevalence and growth rates impact long and short...
June 03, 2020
One difficulty faced by any involved in conservation programs is the ability to detect and monitor individuals after their reintroduction into the wild. Fortunately, new technology arises to aid in the remote...

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