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

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

Mangrove Finches: Hand-rearing Chicks

Mangrove Finches: Hand-rearing Chicks

During our stay in the Galápagos, we experienced very little rain. But in reality, we were too busy to notice—we had many hungry mouths to feed.   read more

Counting Jaguars in the Amazon

Counting Jaguars in the Amazon

For three months these camera traps will be taking thousands of pictures of a wide variety of mammals and terrestrial birds, but we are particularly interested in the jaguar.   read more

Balloons, Balloons Everywhere

Balloons, Balloons Everywhere

Water levels change, sands shift, shorebirds come and go, lightning bugs flicker on and off, Rosa rigosa experiences a brief bloom. However, the one thing that withstands every hurricane, outlasts every plover nesting season, and persists through every ray of sunlight? Balloons.   read more