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[…..]

Monitoring Tigers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Monitoring Tigers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Since the 2014 opening of the new Tiger Trail at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, we have been monitoring the behavior and hormones of our amazing Sumatran tigers. We[…..]

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[…..]