ISWE? Cheetah Pseudopregnancy?

ISWE? Cheetah Pseudopregnancy?

What is cheetah pseudopregnancy? At the 4th annual ISWE conference, I presented data looking at true pregnancy versus pseudopregnancy in cheetahs.   read more

Is Our Cheetah Pregnant?

Is Our Cheetah Pregnant?

So the question remains: was Lindiwe actually in estrus and did not allow breeding, or did she simply not come into estrus during our breeding attempts? To answer the question, follow me into the Behavioral Biology Endocrinology Lab.   read more

Cheetah Breeding Excitement

Cheetah Breeding Excitement

My excitement surrounded yesterday’s developments at the cheetah breeding facility at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Our young, inexperienced female cheetah, Lindiwe, has been showing signs of estrus, and at long last our experienced male cheetah, Noka, has taken an interest in her.   read more

Big Cat Preferences, Part 3

Big Cat Preferences, Part 3

Thanks to our dedicated animal care staff, we have now completed all the initial preference trials with lions, tigers, and cheetahs.   read more

Clouded Leopard Success

Clouded Leopard Success

Today we began our duties two hours earlier: two breeding pairs of clouded leopards seem to be more active and relaxed in the morning than in the evening. While I’m still here to help, Ken decided to take advantage!   read more