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May 2019

What's New at the Library?
Book of the Month: Title
New Books & DVDs
What Are We Reading?
What Are We Writing?

What's New at the Library?

"All Hail, The King of Ducks!"

Alert, pugnacious, and beautifully colored, the Radjah Shelduck has a noble name, meaning "king" or "ruler" in Hindi. While we typically think of ducks as comfortable around water, this Australian bird is a bit of a landlubber, preferring to keep its pink feet dry or wade only ankle deep.

Learn more in our new Radjah Shelduck Fact Sheet, and be sure to look for those pink feet the next time you're on walkabout at the Safari Park!

Want to be among the first to know about new SDZG Library Animal Fact Sheets? Scroll down to the end of this newsletter and click to "update subscription preferences," then select the checkbox next to Animal Fact Sheet Alerts.

Mother's Day at the Library

Baboon mothers and infants, by Jeanne Altmann. QL737 .P93 A39 1980 MAIN 

Heart of a mother: sparkling inspiration and insights a tribute to a mother's love, by Sheryl L. Roush. HQ759 .R6925 2007 MAIN

Mother nature: a history of mothers, infants, and natural selection, by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy. GN281 .B43 H73 2000 MAIN

...and last but not least: our Book of the Month!

Book of the Month

Mama's Last Hug

Mama's Last Hug : Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves


By Frans de Waal (2019)

Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Mama’s Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.

De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama’s life and death. The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have, and the same is true for our emotions. Mama’s Last Hug opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us. —Publisher

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New Books & DVDs

Adams, George Martin. 2018. The complete guide to Australian birds : featuring 'in the field' images from Australia's best wildlife photographers. QL693 .A33 2018 MAIN

Aguirre, A. Alonso. 2017. Tropical conservation : perspectives on local and global priorities. QH541.5 .T7 T76 2017 MAIN

Harrington, Dominic. 2019. Laboratory assessment of vitamin status. EBOOK

Hein, Frank J. 2013. Wild Catalina Island : natural secrets and ecological triumphs. QH104 .S62 H45 2013 MAIN

Rustad, Harley. 2018. Big Lonely Doug : the story of one of Canada's last great trees. QK86 .C2 R87 2018 MAIN

Taylor, Marianne. 2018. Bats : an illustrated guide to all species. QL737 .C5 T885 2018 MAIN

ICR seminars (DVD)

Abwe, Ekwoge. 2019. San Diego Zoo Global’s Central Africa Program: research and conservation of Nigeria‐Cameroon chimpanzees in Cameroon.

Greggor, Alison. 2019. Bringing back Hawaii’s endangered birds: using behavior and learning as tools to maximize breeding and species translocations.

Kotze, Antoinette. 2019. From genomes to biomes : a South African perspective.

Meyer, Rachel. 2019. How community scientists are monitoring California's biodiversity with environmental DNA.

Morgan, Bethan. 2019. San Diego Zoo Global's Central Africa Program: grant and finance monitoring protocols and procedures in a long‐term overseas conservation project: where are we today?

Morgan, Bethan. 2019. San Diego Zoo Global's Central Africa Program: working with communities in Cameroon to conserve the Ebo gorillas.

Rizzo, David. 2019. Emerging plant diseases in natural ecosystems : biological invasions, global change, and conservation.

Thonan, Dustin. 2019. Fostering values and motivation in the wild.

What Are We Reading?

Our Recent Returns shelf gives insight into what SDZG team members are reading (click image for a larger view).

recent returns at the SDZG Library

What Are We Writing?

Here is a sample of recent SDZG staff publications. Please send us your citations for the next newsletter!

Clark KB, Rideout B, Garrett KL, Unitt P, O’Connor B. 2019. Historical and geographical patterns in Knemidocoptes mite infestations in Southern California birds. Western Birds. 50:26–36. doi:10.21199/WB50.1.3.

Glikman JA, Ciucci P, Marino A, Davis EO, Bath AJ, Boitani L. Local attitudes toward Apennine brown bears: Insights for conservation issues. Conservation Science and Practice. doi:10.1111/csp2.25.

Greenfield S, Veríssimo D. 2019. To what extent is social marketing used in demand reduction campaigns for illegal wildlife products? Insights from elephant ivory and rhino horn. Social Marketing Quarterly. 25(1):40–54. doi:10.1177/1524500418813543.

Jensen T, Jamieson SE, Castro I, Gartrell B, Cockrem JF, Durrant B. 2019. Serum prolactin and testosterone levels in captive and wild brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) during the prebreeding, breeding, and incubation periods. Zoo Biology. doi:10.1002/zoo.21484.

Jones JM, Heineman KD, Dalling JW. 2019. Soil and species effects on bark nutrient storage in a premontane tropical forest. Plant Soil. 438(1):347–360. doi:10.1007/s11104-019-04026-9

Pilfold NW, Letoluai A, Ruppert K, Glikman JA, Stacy‐Dawes J, O’Connor D, Owen M. 2019. Confirmation of black leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) living in Laikipia County, Kenya. Afr J Ecol. 57(2):270–273. doi:10.1111/aje.12586

Restrepo J, Sáenz-Jiménez F, Lieberman AA. 2019. Traditional knowledge and perceptions towards the Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus Linnaeus, 1758) in the Central Andes of Colombia. Ethnoscientia. 4(1). doi:10.22276/ethnoscientia.v4i1.211.

Veríssimo D. 2019. The past, present, and future of using social marketing to conserve biodiversity. Social Marketing Quarterly. 25(1):3–8. doi:10.1177/1524500419825545.

Williams CL, Ybarra AR, Meredith AN, Durrant BS, Tubbs CW. 2019. Gut microbiota and phytoestrogen-associated Infertility in southern white rhinoceros. mBio. 10(2):e00311-19. doi:10.1128/mBio.00311-19

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