Condor Egg Loss

Condor Egg Loss

During incubation, we noticed that the embryo was slightly in the wrong position to hatch—a malposition. Some malpositions are lethal or need our help to hatch successfully.   read more

What to Eat When There’s Nothing to Eat?

What to Eat When There’s Nothing to Eat?

These big mammals can go without eating or drinking for months, sometimes while birthing and nursing cubs, yet wake up without bedsores or weakened muscles!   read more

Weaning Xiao Liwu: Leafy Greens

Weaning Xiao Liwu: Leafy Greens

After many days of short separations, giant pandas Bai Yun and Xiao Liwu were doing well. Both bears had a few hours each morning to be on their own, and both spent that time eating heartily.   read more

Egg-citing News on Condor Cam

Egg-citing News on Condor Cam

We have good news to report: California condors Sisquoc and Shatash’s egg is FERTILE! Shatash laid the egg on January 22, 2014, and we are expecting it to begin the hatching process around March 18.   read more

Where are Pocket Mice during Winter?

Where are Pocket Mice during Winter?

But while many of us are familiar with the idea that bears hibernate during the winter, few of us expect tiny mammals—mice!—to be hibernating also.   read more