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California Condor Still Threatened By Human Activities
2012-01-21 04:55:25

A recently released scientific paper authored by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research scientists shows the leading causes of death of the endangered California condor in the wild are human influenced, with lead poisoning being the primary factor in juvenile and adult birds.

2012-01-04 08:59:06

Identifying species, separating out closely related species and managing each type on its own, is an important part of any animal management system.

2011-12-20 12:38:28

The Nile crocodile is a species that was identified by ancient Egyptians.

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2011-09-05 04:04:47

Researchers have successfully produced stem cells from a pair of endangered species.

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2011-01-11 23:22:16

A new study indicates that giant pandas need old-growth forests as much as bamboo forests.

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2010-09-20 06:18:57

A US-born panda gave birth to her eighth cub in southwest China on Friday, a rare achievement for the endangered species that has been extremely hard to breed in captivity.

2010-04-21 22:03:00

Winning Team for 'Project Polar Bear' will Travel to the Polar Bear Capital of the World- Churchill, Manitoba, Canada on the Western Hudson Bay SAN DIEGO, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four teams of teenagers will travel from across the United States and Canada to San Diego to present how they are working to decrease carbon emissions in their communities.

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2009-12-13 08:15:00

Four endangered Northern White rhinos are to be transferred to a Kenyan reserve in a desperate attempt to save the species.

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2009-09-04 09:27:41

The veterinarian for the San Diego Zoo conducted his first examination of the panda cub born last month and has discovered it's a boy, zoo officials say. The 2.8-pound cub hasn't opened his eyes yet, but veterinarian Geoff Pye says he's in good condition, very roly poly, the San Diego Union Tribune reported Friday. Zoo officials say the exam lasted only about five minutes and the cub remained quiet. His mother, 18-year-old Bai Yun, gave birth to cubs in 2003, 2005 and 2007.


Latest San Diego Zoo Reference Libraries

Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda into small areas, which contain forested habitats. There are two recognized subspecies of the giant...

Bornean Bearded Pig, Sus barbatus
2012-10-12 12:29:38

The Bornean bearded pig (Sus barbatus), also known as the bearded pig, is native to Southeast Asia. Its range includes the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, and other small islands. It prefers a habitat within mangrove forests and rainforests. This pig holds two subspecies, and is recognizable by its furry beard and sometimes by a tuft of fur on its tail. The Bornean bearded pig lives in familial groups and can mate at eighteen months of age. It is possible to crossbreed this species with...

Cuvier's Gazelle, Gazella cuvieri
2012-06-20 15:24:04

Cuvier's gazelle (Gazella cuvieri) is also known as the edmi and is native to Africa. Its range includes Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria, through the Atlas Mountains in northwestern Africa. It prefers a habitat within stony or sandy hills and plateaus, but it will reside pine forests or recovering forests. Some experts do not classify it within the typical gazelle genus, but in the Trachelocele genus. Cuvier's gazelle is small in stature, reaching an average height of 4.2 feet and a weight...

Speke's Gazelle, Gazella spekei
2012-06-14 21:43:29

Speke's gazelle (Gazella spekei) is native to Africa, and its range is limited to the horn. Named after John Hanning Speke (), this gazelle prefers a habitat within semi deserts, stony brush, and grass steppes. It is the smallest of all gazelle species. Because the range of this gazelle is highly fragmented, it is difficult to understand how it migrates. There are less than ten thousand individuals in the wild, and as of 2008, Speke’s gazelle was given a conservation status of...

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