Science Blog

Science Blog Read All

Add new comment

Nicole Egna
June 11, 2019
Since June 2017, people from all over the world have been heading on a virtual safari to northern Kenya to help study and conserve reticulated giraffe. Over 15,000 volunteers have logged onto Wildwatch Kenya.org (...
June 10, 2019
I was an invited guest speaker for a course in the joint Master’s degree program between San Diego Zoo Global and Miami University of Ohio (learn more about the Masters Degree Program here).  The...
May 31, 2019
It was not the expected or hoped for diagnosis in a young, critically endangered bird. The blue-crowned laughingthrush (Garrulax courtoisi) male was only a year and a half old and had presented to the zoo’s...
May 16, 2019
 Stem cells are amazing! They have the potential to become any cell type in the body. We all start as stem cells in the early days of development, but as we grow, most of our cells lose that ability.Recent...
Sara Ferguson, DVM, Giraffe Conservation Foundation
May 10, 2019
Of the four species of giraffe found in Africa (Masai, Northern, Reticulated and Southern), the Northern giraffe’s range is by far the most fragmented, with many remaining populations restricted to...
May 08, 2019
A “recap”, or recapture, is a term that scientists use when a wild study animal is recaptured in the field after the preliminary capture and release.   For example, I am currently studying a...
May 08, 2019
The Red-diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber) is San Diego’s largest rattlesnake species, reaching up to nearly six feet in length. A protected species, this beautiful, brick-red, girthy creature is primarily...
Kristina Heston
April 29, 2019
Those of you who have been following our Burrowing Owl Cam may have noticed a change in the number of eggs in the burrow.  This female laid her first egg on April 2, 2019.  Unfortunately, she...
April 24, 2019
A good rainstorm in San Diego can be hard to come by. So when a series of storms come through the county and drench the land, as happened this year, there is much rejoicing…until the cool, wet weather begins...
April 16, 2019
My story begins with a bird. The largest bird in North America in fact. The California condor, which once spread its massive wings over most of the southern portion of the country, unfortunately now is only found...

Pages