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Tag: and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research

Giant Panda Xiao Liwu Turns Six

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Giant Panda Xiao Liwu Turns Six

Giant panda Xiao Liwu (pronounced “sshyaoww lee woo”) turned six-years old this past month, and the San Diego Zoo held a “Super Hero for Wildlife” conservation-themed birthday celebration to honor the much-visited white-and-black bear. Zoo guests and animal care staff packed the Barlin-Kahn Family Panda Trek and watched as Xiao Liwu—also known as “Mr. Wu” […]

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Tiny Backpacks on Small Owls Helps Conservation

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tiny Backpacks on Small Owls Helps Conservation

Conservationists working with the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research are using pint-size data-tracking systems to monitor the movements and resource use of burrowing owls in San Diego County.  The GPS dataloggers are placed in a tiny backpack carried by each owl.  “The backpacks are small enough that they are not negatively affecting the […]

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