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Madison Thorne
January 02, 2020
One of the most crucial aspects of caring for zoo-housed wildlife is providing regular veterinary care to ensure the animals are in good health. In any situation, this poses a number of challenges, but an...
Michelle Klausenstock
January 02, 2020
In 2012, a perfect storm of poor conditions began for the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike, a critically endangered songbird found only on San Clemente Island. The island received below average rainfall from 2012-...
January 02, 2020
Desert tortoises are a long-lived species inhabiting the Mojave Desert. They take years to reach adult size and maturity and much about them is slower paced than in many mammalian species – although they are...
December 30, 2019
Tasmanian devils are marsupial carnivores that became the top predator in the island state of Tasmanian with the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger. They are both predators and scavengers of Australia’s...
December 30, 2019
Last year, around Christmas time, my colleagues and I are were in the process of assessing the performance of a new, custom-developed GPS device designed to track the elusive and critically endangered Galápagos...
December 23, 2019
Radio telemetry is a bit like a game of “Hot and Cold,” where you’re told if you’re getting “warmer” or “colder” depending on your proximity to a hidden object. In...
Paul Lamp
December 20, 2019
In an effort to stop the spread of Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) in Tasmanian Devils and boost the existing population, San Diego Zoo Global is partnering with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, and the...
December 20, 2019
While sitting at my desk one day, I received the most unexpected call, a call I am almost certain no one has ever received before. Paige Howorth, our Curator of Invertebrates, was on the other end. She said she had...
December 20, 2019
Reintroduction programs rely on the ability of the released animals to thrive outside of managed care. But it’s hard to be a successful frog in the wild when you’re released into a giant, unfamiliar...
December 18, 2019
Solitary and elusive, the largest cat in the Americas has proven difficult to study. Jaguars are known to be apex predators, but the exact contents of their diets are often unclear, especially in dense or remote...

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