Giant Pandas: Even the Deceased are Important

Giant Pandas: Even the Deceased are Important

Unlike many of my San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) colleagues that have traveled to China, I wasn’t sent there to accompany one of our young pandas on their journey home.[…..]

The Art of the Western Snowy Plover’s Nest

The Art of the Western Snowy Plover’s Nest

Unlike most beach-nesting shorebirds, the western snowy plover has taken nesting to the level of an art form. I have been monitoring this threatened species during the nesting season as[…..]

Saving Kauai’s Honeycreepers

Saving Kauai’s Honeycreepers

Since it began in 1993, the San Diego Zoo Global’s Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program (HEBCP) has worked with over a dozen native bird species found only on the Hawaiian[…..]

Plovers Protecting Their Progeny

Plovers Protecting Their Progeny

  As the early morning sun begins to warm the sandy beaches at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the Tern and Plover Crew is ready to begin a day in[…..]

Antiki, the California Condor

Antiki, the California Condor

The results are in: Our California condor chick being raised on Condor Cam at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a female. Her name is “Antiki” (pronounced “an-TEE-kee”), a[…..]