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October 30, 2020
Every year in October, Madagascar celebrates World Lemur Day, including a week full of lemur- and conservation-themed festivities leading up to the day. The goal is to raise awareness about the value of lemurs as a...
October 29, 2020
I work as a pathology technician in Disease Investigations. At its core, my job is to perform systematic dissections of wildlife, and report exactly what I’m seeing as I’m doing it. As a former wildlife...
October 05, 2020
Rattlesnakes are great mothers. After giving birth, females of many species protect their young until the neonates complete their first skin shed, which may take up to 10 days or more. In San Diego our rattlesnakes...
September 30, 2020
During the devastating wildfires currently raging around California, I have been fortunate to observe wildlife behaviors that highlight the adaptability and resilience of nature in the face of catastrophe. I have...
Kellie Leigh, Ph.D.
September 28, 2020
For the past few years we have worked with our partners at Science for Wildlife in The Greater Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia by participating in their ongoing koala conservation research. This past December they...
September 24, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic swept the world in early 2020, the communities of the Peruvian Amazon grappled with what the pandemic meant for their way of life, with their remote, yet close-knit communities so...
Beatrice Chataigner
September 22, 2020
Here I am with the Uhifadhi Wa Chui field team, experienced Samburu trackers, staring at the trunk of a Boscia tree, punctiliously looking for scratches that would indicate that yes, a leopard was here. But then...
September 16, 2020
Peru has been hit harder than most countries by the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 30,000 fatalities. The country is currently going through a political and economic crisis. As a result, closures and travel bans have...
August 28, 2020
As Carly and Parker explained (Putting eggs in a basket, step 1 and step 2), it has been a great challenge to perform the first OPU (ovum pick up) procedures on our southern white rhinos and to...
August 24, 2020
Every morning for nearly the past 3 years, San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) field team members and our partners trek into the Hawaiian forest to put out food for one of the island’s rarest inhabitants and one...

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