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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,...
January 13, 2015
The email from Joseph Brandt, Supervisory Biologist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s California Condor Recovery Program, arrived on a Monday morning. His crew had trapped condors at Hopper Mountain...
January 12, 2015
In his blog A Student's Day at Cocha Cashu's Field Ecology Trainning Course, Ron Swaisgood, scientific director of the Cocha Cashu Biological Station, wrote : “Our mission includes the goal of...
January 06, 2015
Have you ever wondered why eggs are shaped the way they are?  Or why egg shape varies with the species? Most eggs have one tapered and one wider end to ensure they roll only in a circular pattern. This ensures...

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