Sweet, Juicy Papaya‚—for the Birds!

Sweet, Juicy Papaya‚—for the Birds!

As people recover from their holiday feasting, now is a nice time to reflect on feeding Hawaiian birds in a captive breeding program. One of the biggest challenges of managing[…..]

Meeting Endangered Birds on a Tropical Island Getaway

Meeting Endangered Birds on a Tropical Island Getaway

…I always tell our guests that San Diego Zoo Global has dozens of conservation projects worldwide. But until recently I had never gotten to experience any of our off-site programs. While planning a vacation to the islands of Lanai and Maui in Hawaii, I realized “Hey—we have that bird facility over there!”   read more

Redefining Fatherhood for the Alala

Redefining Fatherhood for the Alala

History was made last year when a young female named Po Mahina became the first of her species to hatch and raise chicks in over 20 years, and she did it all on her own. Now, a year later, history is being made again!   read more

Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Iselle and Endangered Birds

Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Iselle and Endangered Birds

When I found out that not just one, but two hurricanes were headed toward the Big Island of Hawaii, I became worried. Questions started running through my mind: “Are we going to lose power?” “How will the birds handle the hurricane?”   read more

Puaiohi: Travel Made Easy

Puaiohi: Travel Made Easy

Airports are busy and hectic places…. Well, this is a story about the one and only time I was able to bypass all the waiting, because I traveled with two VIBs (Very Important Birds)!   read more