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Yvette Kemp
June 15, 2020
The San Diego Zoo’s hospital has cared for animals since it began operating in April of 1927. Many things have changed since then. However the Animal Health Department’s mission continues to be the...
Orlando Zegarra
June 08, 2020
How did we come to blame bats for the virus that plagues us today? Is it true that they transmit diseases? The first and most important way to answer these questions is to understand the nature and natural...
Orlando Zegarra
June 08, 2020
Bats have recently been at the center of public interest given their apparent relationship with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the health adversity in which today, as a society, we find ourselves. What many people do not...
Tawni Gotbaum
June 08, 2020
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (MCBCP) is home to one of the largest breeding colonies of endangered California least terns and threatened western snowy plovers, and during peak breeding season, the nesting sites...
June 08, 2020
After reintroducing endangered species into the wild, post-release surveys are a vital step in providing biologists with insight into how movement, disease prevalence and growth rates impact long and short...
June 03, 2020
One difficulty faced by any involved in conservation programs is the ability to detect and monitor individuals after their reintroduction into the wild. Fortunately, new technology arises to aid in the remote...
June 01, 2020
No, we aren’t talking about this year’s Oscar-winning film masterpiece, but the real thing. Sorry in advance to all you sushi lovers (including me)! The photo above and below shows a recent mosquitofish...
Shannon Spragg
May 29, 2020
There are relatively few instances where we can look back and say that something truly altered the course of our life, career or personal. Many times, there are opportunities that open doors, but on a rare occasion...
Kelley Kramer
May 29, 2020
Whether it was running in the backyard with my Golden Retriever, Bailey, or trying to get a close look at butterflies when they would briefly land on a flower, animals continuously sparked my interest as a child. I...
Tania Tejakusuma
May 29, 2020
I started my journey in the life science field as a biochemistry and cell biology undergraduate at University of California San Diego (UCSD). After graduating I worked at a small biotech startup, where I discovered...

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