Mangrove Finch: Chick Transfers

Mangrove Finch: Chick Transfers

It was an exciting and hectic time as we prepared to transfer the oldest chicks while the younger chicks were still being fed every hour!   read more

Pocket Mice Powerhouses

Pocket Mice Powerhouses

We set out a trap next to what looked like a good pocket mouse burrow (these are Los Angeles pocket mice, closely related to the Pacific pocket mice we are breeding at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park). Their burrow entrance is roughly the size of a penny, so you have to be looking closely to find them!   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: Close to Fledging

Condor Chick Fostering: Close to Fledging

On August 27, at 121 days of age, California condor chick Su’nan took her most recent step toward leaving the nest: she jumped up onto the barrier between her nest box and the adjoining roost area.   read more

Redefining Fatherhood for the Alala

Redefining Fatherhood for the Alala

History was made last year when a young female named Po Mahina became the first of her species to hatch and raise chicks in over 20 years, and she did it all on her own. Now, a year later, history is being made again!   read more

Mangrove Finches: Hand-rearing Chicks

Mangrove Finches: Hand-rearing Chicks

During our stay in the Galápagos, we experienced very little rain. But in reality, we were too busy to notice—we had many hungry mouths to feed.   read more