The Mockingbird Said What?!

The Mockingbird Said What?!

It turns out that at the very end of their version of the cactus wren’s song, mocking birds simply can’t help but blurt out a cloud of expletives!   read more

Panda Yun Zi in China

Panda Yun Zi in China

The changes a panda might experience when he or she moves to a new, far-away home include some changes in diet, new voices, different smells, and, for bears heading to China, the presence of a larger population of other pandas.   read more

Condor Egg Loss

Condor Egg Loss

During incubation, we noticed that the embryo was slightly in the wrong position to hatch—a malposition. Some malpositions are lethal or need our help to hatch successfully.   read more

Giving the Mangrove Finch a Head-start to Recovery

Giving the Mangrove Finch a Head-start to Recovery

I arrived on the rugged and spectacular island of Santa Cruz, in the Galápagos islands, in the middle of January. This was my second trip to Galápagos within the space of three months.   read more

What to Eat When There’s Nothing to Eat?

What to Eat When There’s Nothing to Eat?

These big mammals can go without eating or drinking for months, sometimes while birthing and nursing cubs, yet wake up without bedsores or weakened muscles!   read more