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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...
December 17, 2019
For what purpose is it important to understand how closely related individuals are in a population? In the case of the mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa) managed care program, it appears crucial for...
December 17, 2019
Over 30,000 species worldwide are known to be are threatened with extinction. Of the 112,432 species assessed by the IUCN, 14% are data deficient, meaning we don’t have enough information to correctly assess...
December 17, 2019
Pocket mice in peril The endangered Pacific pocket mouse (PPM) was historically distributed across a stretch of sandy soil habitat spanning from Tijuana to Los Angeles. After large-scale development began...

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