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March 23, 2020
 The first time I saw a tiger in the wild it was Christmas morning of 1998. I was perched precariously on the back of an elephant, a mode of temporary transportation utilized by the Indian Forest Department to...
March 23, 2020
When does a number actually represent more than itself? When we are talking about animals that represent their greater species. Back in December, as wildfires raged through the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Dr...
March 10, 2020
As pathologists at San Diego Zoo Global, when we receive animals for necropsy we always do a thorough systematic examination in order to determine the cause of death. Depending on the species, we may focus in...
March 09, 2020
In my last blog, I described how and why there came to be so many endemic species in our region. We have disproportionately large numbers of both paleoendemic and neoendemic species, which, I explained, was the...
Karyl Carmignani
February 19, 2020
The great thing about citizen science projects is that just about anyone can participate. A rich diversity of projects exists, so you can pick your passion or curiosity and help out from the comfort of your…...
February 07, 2020
Recently, there has been a lot of excitement at the Nikita Khan Rhino Rescue Center (RRC) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. In July 2019, southern white rhino (SWR) Victoria had her calf, Edward, the first SWR born...
January 30, 2020
Field study often means the opportunity for a student to explore a new land and culture; I chose to use my time in the field to better learn about my current community, having recently moved from San Diego to...
January 30, 2020
Environmental education helps us understand natural processes and our connection to the natural world.  It can also help spread conservation messaging.  Evaluating an environmental education...
January 24, 2020
The office is dominated by file cabinets and a computer desk, with photos of family as well as notes and books and images of favorite animals. The split computer screens are filled with spreadsheets of data and...
January 17, 2020
Conducting field research in the tropics is challenging. Working in the Peruvian Amazon during the rainy season, between November and April, is even more so. When I started studying giant otters in the Madre de...

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