Polar Bears: Water, (Open) Water, Everywhere

Polar Bears: Water, (Open) Water, Everywhere

I have just returned from the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway, where we began fieldwork for our new study of denning polar bears. Admittedly, I was completely bowled over[…..]

“Toad in a Hole”

“Toad in a Hole”

Have you ever been stuck in a traffic jam? As you waddle forward you look right and left hoping to find a simple explanation for why you and a hundred[…..]

Condor Breeding Season 2016

Condor Breeding Season 2016

  The 2016 breeding season is well underway at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s California Condor Breeding Facility! So far, five eggs have been laid. The first one was[…..]

Contact Tracing, Ebola, and the Zoo

Contact Tracing, Ebola, and the Zoo

The recent Ebola outbreak in Western Africa raised the question ‘how do you stop a contagious disease from spreading’? One tried-and-true approach that you may have heard of in the[…..]

Po Mahina, an Amazing Alala, Passes Away

Po Mahina, an Amazing Alala, Passes Away

 It is with great sadness I announce the death of a very beloved bird at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC). Po Mahina, an alala (also known as a Hawaiian[…..]