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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,...
Lenguya Laiyon
July 29, 2020
Swarms of desert locusts, believed to have originated from Yemen, made a grand entry into East Africa in January 2020. The United Nations experts described the infestation as the worst in the last 70 years in Kenya...
July 28, 2020
After the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI) was launched in 2007, global resources to protect the last remaining tiger populations have been focused on large, protected tiger conservation landscapes (TCL). In Sumatra,...
July 22, 2020
You may recall that I was fortunate enough to travel to South Africa to train on a procedure called ovum pickup (OPU) with our collaborator, Dr. Morné de la Rey. We recently performed this procedure on...

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