One Day in Suzhou for the Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

One Day in Suzhou for the Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

With the last remaining breeding pair in captivity, the Yangtze giant softshell turtle Rafetus swinhoei is one of the world’s most critically endangered species. Housed together at China’s Suzhou Zoo,[…..]

The Amazon’s—and Cocha Cashu’s—Youngest Ambassadors

The Amazon’s—and Cocha Cashu’s—Youngest Ambassadors

In his blog A Student’s Day at Cocha Cashu’s Field Ecology Trainning Course, Ron Swaisgood, scientific director of the Cocha Cashu Biological Station, wrote : “Our mission includes the goal[…..]

Nature’s Excellent Engineering Feat: The Egg

Nature’s Excellent Engineering Feat: The Egg

Have you ever wondered why eggs are shaped the way they are?  Or why egg shape varies with the species? Most eggs have one tapered and one wider end to[…..]

Protected Habitat for Our Endangered Species

Protected Habitat for Our Endangered Species

Since our Southern California winter hasn’t seemed to hit yet (it is still warm here, even by our standards!), I was able to squeeze in one more week to check out a new potential field site for the spring.   read more

Gaur Game Plan

Gaur Game Plan

Indian gaur are threatened due to hunting, habitat loss, and domestic cattle diseases, like Johne’s disease. Our researchers are using mathematical models to monitor transmission of these types of diseases to help save Indian gaur.   read more