Pamela Flores

Blogger Profile: Pamela Flores

Pamela Flores is a research associate who has worked for two years at the San Diego Zoo Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, managing and coordinating husbandry and translocation efforts for nearly 2,000 desert tortoises. Pamela has lived in southern Nevada for 18 years and is proud to be playing a significant role in the recovery of the desert tortoise and its habitat.
Conservation on a Tiny Island

Conservation on a Tiny Island

As a full-time San Diego Zoo Global employee, every year I look forward to a chance to learn new skills and meet fellow San Diego Zoo employees: this time, to be introduced to our San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike Captive Breeding Program.   read more

Look under Your Vehicle!

Look under Your Vehicle!

When working with animals, it’s important to always be aware of your surroundings, especially in the desert where I live and work. You can never be too sure that a tortoise or other wild creature is somewhere it shouldn’t be!   read more

Ode to the Creosote Bush

Ode to the Creosote Bush

The southwest desert is thought of as a baron landscape by many, yet you may be surprised to learn that the Mojave Desert is diverse with plants and animals, all conditioned to survive the extremes of this environment.   read more

Students Help Desert Tortoises

Students Help Desert Tortoises

We recently collaborated with educators at West Career and Technical Academy here in Las Vegas with the goal of providing the students with an opportunity to coordinate their own projects!   read more

Desert Tortoise: Rainy Day Translocation

Desert Tortoise: Rainy Day Translocation

We are anxious for the big day ahead, because it’s time for our fall translocation of desert tortoises back to the Mojave Desert, where they will live freely in their native habitat.   read more