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May 29, 2020
The Jackass penguin. A funny name, I thought as I sketched out one of our cute little South African penguins. As a scientist, I like to doodle when faced with a difficult task. It helps me to focus my thoughts and...
May 27, 2020
In San Diego County, habitat loss has reduced the western burrowing owl’s historically wide range to a single breeding population in a section of the city of San Diego just north of the U.S.–...
May 26, 2020
I am a veterinarian, postdoctoral fellow for San Diego Zoo Global, and project manager for the Northern Rangelands Trust. I work to understand disease risk and implement disease surveillance and response measures,...
Lenguya Laiyon
May 21, 2020
Primates are among the most widely distributed mammals globally. Their highly adaptive and complex behaviors have enabled them to survive some of the most degraded habitats. While primates are adored by many people...
May 21, 2020
Pathologists sometimes have a reputation for being solitary creatures, spending all day behind our microscopes, so you might think those of us in Disease Investigations at San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) would...
Elena Oey
May 15, 2020
When I joined the Institute for Conservation Research as a College Summer Fellow during the 2017 field season, I was placed with the San Diego Zoo Global Pacific Coast Bird Conservation team, who focus on the...
May 15, 2020
A virus can be a bit like toothpaste – once it gets out, it’s hard to put back. Now that the coronavirus responsible for this pandemic (SARS-CoV-2, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2) is...
Symon Masiaine
May 14, 2020
Transportation is an important social determinant of health in the remote rural communities that share space with wildlife in northern Kenya. The availability of reliable transportation impacts a community’s...
May 14, 2020
In 1987, after a steep population decline, the last wild California condor was brought into human care. Three decades later, this species has become a conservation success story thanks to the efforts of the San...
May 13, 2020
Conservation of the Endangered Pacific pocket mouse Once found in coastal habitats stretching from Los Angeles to the southern border, the critically endangered Pacific pocket mouse (pictured above) now persists in...

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