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July 01, 2016
What if an elephant comes along and I'm staring right at it? During my time as a conservation educator at San Diego Zoo Global, I have been asked a wide range of questions, but the one above was definitely a...
June 30, 2016
I saw squirrels! You might wonder why that seems so exciting. In my last blog I described the work we are doing to create California ground squirrel colonies in protected parts of San Diego County for the benefit...
Oscar Garzon, Research Assistant, Tern and Plover Program
June 29, 2016
Learning to share the beach with endangered birds With so few nesting areas void of human presence on the coasts of western North America, the California Least Tern and the Western Snowy Plover are restricted to...
June 17, 2016
Although sequencing the complete set of genetic information of a species – its genome – has been around for a while, and the human genome was described in 2003, we are still at the dawn of the field of genome...
May 23, 2016
        For the past three years I have been attempting to study one of America’s least-known snakes – the coastal patch-nosed snake Salvadora hexalepis virgultea. This...
May 20, 2016
We don’t put all of our eggs in one basket, but we do count our eggs before they hatch! 2016 marks the 10th year that the mountain yellow-legged frog recovery program has been operating at the San Diego Zoo...
May 12, 2016
What a lot of people may not know is that California has the greatest number of endemic species of any state in the country. Endemic meaning they are limited to a specific region and found nowhere else in the world...
May 12, 2016
In ancient Mexican culture, Xolotl (pronounced Sholotl) or Axolotl, is of great mythological importance. The incarnation of the god of dusk and the evening star, Xolotl was charged with guiding the dead on their...
April 25, 2016
One of the most satisfying experiences a conservation biologist can have is to witness the long-term effects of one’s work. Last week, Dr. Sarah Hennessy and I completed our annual surveys for the California...
April 12, 2016
Last winter, things were cold and quiet in the lab where we care for mountain yellow-legged frogs—just as they are every winter. Trying our best to replicate their natural environment, we keep the tank...

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