Gaur Game Plan

Gaur Game Plan

Indian gaur are threatened due to hunting, habitat loss, and domestic cattle diseases, like Johne’s disease. Our researchers are using mathematical models to monitor transmission of these types of diseases to help save Indian gaur.   read more

Meeting Endangered Birds on a Tropical Island Getaway

Meeting Endangered Birds on a Tropical Island Getaway

…I always tell our guests that San Diego Zoo Global has dozens of conservation projects worldwide. But until recently I had never gotten to experience any of our off-site programs. While planning a vacation to the islands of Lanai and Maui in Hawaii, I realized “Hey—we have that bird facility over there!”   read more

Condors Saticoy and Cuyamaca Flying Free

Condors Saticoy and Cuyamaca Flying Free

…many of our regular viewers have been inquiring about the status of the two previous years’ Condor Cam chicks, Saticoy and Cuyamaca. Recently, we have received updates from the field biologists that are monitoring and caring for the young birds, and we are excited to share the updates with you!   read more

Moving Day for Condor Su’nan

Moving Day for Condor Su’nan

But the most exciting piece of news is that our youngest chick and star of this year’s Condor Cam, Su’nan, has finally fledged! Su’nan left the nest and was able to fly up to the high perches in her pen on October 17 at the age of 172 days.   read more

Drought: Reptiles Don’t Like It, Either!

Drought: Reptiles Don’t Like It, Either!

Last week I saw firsthand how difficult the drought has been on our native snakes. While walking through the coastal sage, I found a large, female red diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber). She was very thin and could barely move.   read more