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May 12, 2015
Brightly colored mouth nodes help a Gouldian finch chick get spotted by its parents. It’s baby bird season! A lot of our collection birds are sitting on eggs, feeding tiny chicks, and teaching their young...
May 07, 2015
The team repositions the whale skull to better clean and measure it. The Wildlife Disease Laboratories of the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research and the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) have...
April 10, 2015
Staff used binoculars to get a better look at the nest without alarming the birds. Since the 1940s when there were fewer than 50 nene remaining, this species has made a remarkable comeback, in part due to captive...
March 10, 2015
It was a Sunday morning when I got the call that Angalifu, our male northern white rhino, had passed away. I asked over and over, “Are you sure it was a northern white rhino?” thinking to myself there...
February 25, 2015
The author shows Little Green Guards our surprising camera-trap discoveries. (Photo by Lei Shi) The feeling of love and empathy for animals is very much influenced by one’s culture and upbringing. How can...
February 19, 2015
Mi Ton Teiow explores the archaeology and classical culture of ancient Greece, which included stories and myths about bears and people.Bear Conservation Ambassador Mi Ton Teiow was posted to San Diego Zoo Global...
February 13, 2015
Last December, we held our annual open house here at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center. This is our largest public event of the year and always an exciting time for us. Although we are normally closed to the...
February 06, 2015
“Don’t worry”, came the calm tones of my passenger (and Institute colleague) Dr. Christine Browne-Nunez, as my foot pressed hard on the clutch. I had slammed the Land Cruiser into reverse, ready...
January 16, 2015
As people recover from their holiday feasting, now is a nice time to reflect on feeding Hawaiian birds in a captive breeding program. One of the biggest challenges of managing a captive propagation center for...
January 13, 2015
With the last remaining breeding pair in captivity, the Yangtze giant softshell turtle Rafetus swinhoei is one of the world’s most critically endangered species. Housed together at China’s Suzhou Zoo,...

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