Institute News

August 20, 2018

Conservationists in Hawai‘i are rejoicing over the first successful breeding of ‘akikiki in captivity. The ‘akikiki is a critically endangered bird species found only in the remote forests of...

August 10, 2018

Researchers at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research received tissue biopsies from two rare and critically endangered vaquita porpoises at the end of 2017. The material, containing living cells,...

July 16, 2018

Long-term Project to Protect Endangered Birds by Starting New Colony Helps Save Species

A long-term plan to preserve the Rimatara lorikeet by restoring an extirpated population of the species on...

July 12, 2018

Polar bears are one of the most mobile quadrupeds on the planet—often walking vast distances on the Arctic sea ice in search of food. Previous research in the 1970s and 1980s suggested that these bears...

July 10, 2018

Two family groups of burrowing owls were brought into the Safari Park hospital last month to receive treatment for an infestation of a parasite commonly found in poultry called a sticktight flea. The little owls...

June 29, 2018

San Diego Zoo Global conservationists, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Edwards Air Force Base, Cadiz, Inc., and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are working to learn more about the...

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