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April 13, 2020
Over the years, many populations of burrowing owls (BUOW) have blinked out across San Diego County, primarily due to habitat loss. There is currently a small population of burrowing owls in Otay Mesa, just north of...
April 13, 2020
Over the years, there have been a number of blogs written by San Diego Zoo Global researchers discussing the study of hormones (i.e., the field of endocrinology) and how measuring hormones can tell us a lot about...
Central Africa Program Team
April 07, 2020
In late 2019, our Central Africa Program team installed 20 trail cameras in the Ebo forest, Cameroon. These cameras were installed in a very specific area of around 15 square miles of very mountainous terrain,...
Alisia Diamond
April 03, 2020
 The Pacific Pocket Mouse (PPM) is a tiny little critter that has external, fur-lined cheek pockets which are used to transport food and nesting material. Weighing only about 5-7 grams (the weight of 3 pennies...
April 02, 2020
Bears are often labelled intelligent animals, although there have not been many studies to evaluate their cognitive abilities and there are different aspects to what we generally call intelligence. One assessment...
March 31, 2020
In the ongoing fight against extinction, the Reproductive Sciences team does our part with many different species. For Reproductive Sciences, one of our main focuses is on assisted reproductive techniques for the...
March 30, 2020
As the new year began, in Reproductive Sciences new projects and collaborations were on the horizon for the Endocrinology Team. We excitedly tended to our cell line in preparation for multiple experiments, but we...
March 27, 2020
In the Reproductive Sciences Endocrinology Lab, we study hormones. Why study something as miniscule as a hormone in a 4,000-pound animal like a rhino? Hormones are small but mighty chemical messengers that travel...
March 25, 2020
We are surveying a beautiful oxbow lake in the buffer zone of Manu National Park for otter presence. With me on the rubber boat is one of my research assistants, Romina Najarro. Romina joined the project at the...
March 23, 2020
The first time I saw a tiger in the wild it was Christmas morning of 1998. I was perched precariously on the back of an elephant, a mode of temporary transportation utilized by the Indian Forest Department to bring...

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