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July 15, 2020
What do polar bears and African elephants have in common? Both species are threatened by habitat fragmentation either through the diminishment of the Arctic sea ice or through African land conversion. These species...
July 13, 2020
This week you may have read in the news that 98% of lemurs are threatened with extinction, making them the most threatened mammal group on earth. Perhaps you don’t know much about lemurs, and so this news...
Yvette Kemp
July 09, 2020
Hopefully you have been following along with us and learning about some of the patients that arrive at the San Diego Zoo’s Jennings Center for Zoological Medicine. Although we do see many animals for medical...
July 09, 2020
The International Rhino Reproduction Collaborative (IRRC) team consists of a variety of groups in the world including six in South Africa (University of Pretoria, EmbryoPlus, SANParks, Geolifes, Buffalo Dream Ranch...
June 30, 2020
In early 2016, just three months after six female southern white rhinos (SWR) arrived from South Africa to form the nucleus of our Rhino Rescue Center (RRC) herd, an international panel of experts met at the...
Allison Alberts, Ph.D.
June 24, 2020
I first met Michael Soulé in 1984, as a young graduate student at the University of California, San Diego. As was usually the case with Michael, he was on a mission. And even back then, it had to do with the...
Yvette Kemp
June 23, 2020
As you learned last week, the San Diego Zoo’s animal hospital has been open for business during the pandemic. The animals are continuing to arrive for their appointments and the veterinary staff...
June 19, 2020
As biologists, we are trained to avoid anthropomorphizing animals and their behaviors. However, today I am going to make a special exception in wishing one of our local species’ dads a Happy Father’s...
June 17, 2020
In our previous  blog, we wrote about the diversity of biological processes hormones control in animals. We also explained that in order to do so, hormones must interact with proteins called receptors. In...
June 17, 2020
One hears a lot about microbes these days. During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, we have learned a lot about viruses, but there has also been an increase in sourdough enthusiasts. Through the constant care of the...

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