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October 15, 2018
Everything began with a presentation about Andean bears in Lima in 1996. I was a kid, and I was left with an unforgettable impression of Andean bears: the place they lived, the distinctive white marks in their...
October 08, 2018
This is a blog post about work being done by San Diego Zoo Global and the University of Washington, rearing and releasing Mariana crows (Aga) on the Island of Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands...
October 02, 2018
When one thinks of studying the diets of large, charismatic predators such as bears and big cats, one cannot help but get carried away with the notion that the research must be like a David Attenborough documentary...
October 01, 2018
It’s amazing what technology can do today. For example, the Reproductive Sciences lab has a new piece of equipment called the Biostation IMQ.  It is a microscope inside a small incubator that takes...
September 27, 2018
From sea level to a height of 6,535 feet at the top of Hot Springs Mountain, San Diego County offers such diverse habitats that it’s no wonder we have more plant taxa found in our county than in any other...
September 27, 2018
Mara is an amazing conservation success story. Mara (which means “spotted” in some African languages) is a reticulated giraffe now roaming freely within the breathtaking Namunyak Conservancy in northern...
Lindsay Mineo
September 25, 2018
There’s only one living bear species in all of South America, and we don’t know much about it. Worse, what we think we know might not be completely accurate. Though Andean bears (Tremarctos ornatus) are...
September 13, 2018
Botswana has an extensive protected area network, and these areas are rich in wildlife abundance and diversity. However, less is known about the wildlife diversity in non-protected areas. As any farmer in Botswana...
September 12, 2018
A question that I get almost every time I explain to people what I do as part of the Reproductive Sciences team at the Institute for Conservation Research is, “How do you do that?” Well, it’s...
Karyl Carmignani, SDZG Staff Writer
September 11, 2018
If you’ve ever dreamed of Africa—and many of us have! —you will enjoy being part of our Wildwatch Kenya team, which classifies field photos taken at two conservancies in northern Kenya....

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