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June 12, 2018
Our keepers are constantly on the lookout for any abnormalities in the collections they oversee. So when a bird is sick in an aviary, they notice. Recently a couple of diamond doves (Genopelia cuneata) were brought...
June 11, 2018
Tuli had a lump. It was about the size of a ping-pong ball, firm, and sitting just underneath the skin over the back of his neck. It didn’t seem to be bothering him, and it hadn’t grown or changed in...
June 11, 2018
The ebb and flow of yearly precipitation in San Diego County can be maddening! After amazing rainfall in the winter of 2016 and spring of 2017, we received very little this past winter and early spring. It’s...
June 11, 2018
San Diego Zoo Global's Frozen Zoo® is a unique repository, filled with tens of thousands of vials of sperm, oocytes, embryos, reproductive tissues and cell lines from thousands of animals, from the tiny...
Nadine Lamberski, D.V.M., D.A.C.Z.M., D.E.C.Z.M. (Z.H.M.)
June 04, 2018
I got the call from Dr. Nadine Lamberski last Saturday: “We can’t go to Africa, we’re needed here.” It was disappointing but not surprising – our top priority is the health and...
May 03, 2018
Each season when we drive out to our field site for the first time, we never know exactly what to expect. At this particular San Jacinto River site we have a fairly long drive on an unpaved dirt road. We...
April 30, 2018
Every February, the staff of the Pacific Pocket Mouse (PPM) Conservation Breeding Facility and some wonderful volunteers prepare our facility for the start of a new breeding season. During the months of October...
April 24, 2018
My coworker, Emily Gray, and I celebrated Earth Day this year by promoting one of our study species, the Stephens’ kangaroo rat (SKR). SKR are one of the animal stars (endangered species) that live on the...
March 27, 2018
With some notable exceptions (e.g. lions, hyenas, wolves, wild dogs and others), most large carnivores live a solitary existence. They hunt for food, raise young, and fend off rivals all on their own. This is true...
Nikki Egna
February 12, 2018
I recently joined San Diego Zoo Global’s reticulated giraffe conservation project. I started volunteering with the project in September, and am now working full time on the project. My role mainly...

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