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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...
October 24, 2019
The necropsy lab is bright and gleams with stainless steel. Rows of tools hang along the side wall, and countertops with equipment ranging from tiny scalpels to microscopes to stacks of sample containers stand...
October 24, 2019
Last Spring I pursued an Independent Study as part of the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) graduate degree. The foundation of my study harks back to a lesson that I designed as a high school science teacher for my AP...
October 23, 2019
Alejandro Alarcon Pardo (Apu) has been a field assistant with the Peru giant otter conservation project for the last two years. He has many professional skills, which is why I chose him. But he also has other...

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