World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day, launched on August 12, 2012, is now an annual event intended to celebrate this beautiful and majestic mammal and to bring attention to the plight of Asian and African elephants and the numerous threats they face. Sadly, elephant tusks are one of the major reasons elephants are threatened.   read more

Panda Collaboration

Panda Collaboration

This summer, we hosted a delegation from the Sichuan Forestry Administration and China Wildlife Conservation Association as its members began their inspection tour of the zoo housing giant panda in the United States.   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: Name is Chosen!

Condor Chick Fostering: Name is Chosen!

The naming poll results are in: the name for the California condor chick featured on the San Diego Zoo Global’s Condor Cam is Su’nan, Chumash for “to continue to, to keep on”! She is now over 90 days old and is starting to get her big-bird feathers.   read more

Taking Seedlings Outside

Taking Seedlings Outside

Germination trials are conducted in a controlled indoor environment, but, because the plants we test for our trials are beautiful and sometimes rare, we would love to take those seedlings outdoors to continue growing. Yet how would they survive such a transition?   read more

Finding a Cure for Scratchy Throats

Finding a Cure for Scratchy Throats

Do you have a tickle in your throat? I certainly hope it’s just the dry, dusty weather we have been having lately! But that tickle in your throat, the constant urge to cough and breath heavily, may be what some Gouldian finches experience on a daily basis.   read more