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Josh De Guzman
December 16, 2019
San Diego County provides critical nesting habitat for two species of small beach-nesting birds: the endangered California Least Tern and the threatened Western Snowy Plover. During the summer, these animals will...
December 04, 2019
Kangaroo rats live throughout Southern California but many residents have never heard of them, let alone seen one. This is mainly because kangaroo rats are nocturnal- they spend their days in underground burrows...
November 22, 2019
Habitat loss is one of the most common threats to all species around the world. Even small areas of habitat loss result in habitat fragmentation and loss of connectivity. As a result, species are left with...
November 22, 2019
It’s mid-afternoon in the necropsy lab and sunlight pours through tall windows onto a busy scene. Pathology technicians and interns are doing the “pathology dance” as they call it, shuffling and...
November 20, 2019
The thick-billed parrot, or cotorra serrano, is a colorful and gregarious species that flies in raucous flocks throughout the high elevations of the Sierra Madre Occidental ranges of Mexico. Historically, the thick...
November 19, 2019
We’ve all heard that San Diego is a global “hotspot” of plant and animal diversity, but why has this come to be? How did all these species get here? In discussing many of the rare plant species...
November 04, 2019
Recently, San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) held a small conference entitled “Expanding the Discussion: The ethical and social issues surrounding the northern white rhino genetic rescue initiative.” We...
October 31, 2019
Today, I got up and went to one of my favorite places to do my dream job. I‘ve been visiting the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park since before I can remember. I’m not exaggerating! When my mom was 9 months...
October 28, 2019
Maternal dens are critical for bear reproduction. Unfortunately, we know almost nothing about how Andean bear females select and use the dens or den sites where they give birth and raise young cubs. Because food is...
October 28, 2019
As the competition has risen for college admittance and the pressure for getting into a good school increases, students have had to find a way to set themselves apart from their classmates. It is important for...

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