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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...
Elena Oey
August 20, 2020
Those who frequent beaches know that with the gorgeous view comes washed-up kelp and insects that skitter across the sand as you approach. While it’s normal to simply call them flies and move on (as I’...
Allison Alberts, Ph.D.
August 15, 2020
It is a time of transition for the Institute. I could not be more thankful for the past, and at the same time, excited for what is yet to come. The privilege of leading our conservation science teams has inspired...
Yvette Kemp
August 13, 2020
Hopefully, you have been following along with us and learning about the San Diego Zoo’s Jennings Center for Zoological Medicine. Yes, we do see the majority of our wildlife residents for medical reasons, but...
Michelle Klausenstock
August 13, 2020
Sixty-five miles off the coast of San Diego, on a small U.S. Navy-owned island, lives a fierce, tiny, and unusual bird. Despite its small size and dainty feet, the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike is often referred...
August 13, 2020
For over 3 years now I have been preparing for the day when I receive fresh rhino oocytes. Sure, I’ve acquired oocytes from post mortem rhinos. But fortunately our rhinos live a long and happy life and by the...
August 06, 2020
We have blogged a lot about the work we do in the lab at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The Reproductive Sciences team is constantly seeking ways to ensure the survival of species. We concentrate on certain focal...
Lea Lamp
August 06, 2020
Infectious diseases often do not drive populations to extinction, rather reduce and isolate wildlife so that they are vulnerable to other factors. This is what we are now learning about the fatal, contagious cancer...
Rachel Vasseur
August 03, 2020
As social isolation has been our new normal for the last several months, many of us are still looking for ways to make our celebrations special. However, proceed with caution as you run out to grab your party-...
Aparna Chandrashekar
August 03, 2020
The San Diego Zoo’s Frozen Zoo is the largest repository of genetic material of its kind, containing viable cell cultures and reproductive material from approximately 10,000 animals representing over 1,...

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