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February 07, 2020
Recently, there has been a lot of excitement at the Nikita Khan Rhino Rescue Center (RRC) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. In July 2019, southern white rhino (SWR) Victoria had her calf, Edward, the first SWR born...
January 30, 2020
Field study often means the opportunity for a student to explore a new land and culture; I chose to use my time in the field to better learn about my current community, having recently moved from San Diego to...
January 30, 2020
Environmental education helps us understand natural processes and our connection to the natural world.  It can also help spread conservation messaging.  Evaluating an environmental education...
January 24, 2020
The office is dominated by file cabinets and a computer desk, with photos of family as well as notes and books and images of favorite animals. The split computer screens are filled with spreadsheets of data and...
January 17, 2020
Conducting field research in the tropics is challenging. Working in the Peruvian Amazon during the rainy season, between November and April, is even more so. When I started studying giant otters in the Madre de...
January 17, 2020
In the pathology lab of Disease Investigations, we work mostly indoors in a climate-controlled lab with plenty of generic and specialized equipment that must be cleaned and disinfected daily. This lab and equipment...
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...

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