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

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