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Lead Keeper "Smitty," Charles A. Smith, did the honors at a giraffe renaming ceremony after successfully transporting our first giraffe duo, Lofty & Patches, on an epic journey across the country.

A father himself, Smitty was one of Belle Benchley's right hand men, and Lofty continued on to sire seven offspring during his time at the San Diego Zoo.    

Thanks to all the dads out there for the epic work they do and mark they leave!  And don't forget to also celebrate World Giraffe Day, Friday, June 21.  

June 2019

What's New at the Library?
Tech Tip: New Google Translate Option
New Journal Subscription: Caribbean Naturalist
Book of the Month: CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices....
New Books & DVDs
What Are We Reading?
What Are We Writing?

What's New at the Library?

Spotlight on the Freckled Duck

Quiet and unassuming, the Freckled Duck is the rarest duck in Australia. Unlike many of Australia's waterbirds, this waddler makes only soft calls and can be difficult to spot among the reeds of its marshland home. Though shy, the Freckled Duck vigorously defends its nest and young, sometimes going so far as to feign having a broken wing! Its delicate freckled appearance makes this beauty a "must see" at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. You may even be lucky enough to see a family group splashing and playing, or having a nibble of lettuce—which they enjoy so much!

Learn more about this beautiful bird in the SDZG Library's new Freckled Duck Fact Sheet. And remember to scout for those elegant spots during your next visit to Walkabout Australia.

Freckled Duck at San Diego Zoo 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.

Google Translate Does Documents Too!

Do you have an article with exactly the information you need, but in a language you can't read? Give Google Translate a try. Use the Documents button to import a file:

Handy tips:

  1. Is your file a scanned PDF? Run OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on the text first to make it searchable. You can do this in a PDF editing app (e.g., Adobe Acrobat).
  2. Maximum file size is 1 kb. If your document is larger, save it as a reduced-size PDF or in several sections before importing.
  3. The translation will appear in your browser ... often with "creative" formatting. No worries! Select all the text and copy/paste it into a Word document. This should fix any overlapping text (but don't expect tables to display correctly).
Google Translate does fairly well with Spanish, German, French, and Italian. It struggles the most with languages that have different alphabets (Russian, Chinese, Japanese, etc.). Glean what you can, and read with a sense of humor! If you can identify a section that has the information you need, don't hesitate to consult an SDZG expert on the Insider's Foreign Language List.

Caribbean Naturalist

You can now access Caribbean Naturalist, issues 2012 - present online.  We hope you find this new resource useful.


**Access is limited to SDZG Team Members onsite or logged into VPN**

Book of the Month

CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival in the Wild


Center for Plant Conservation (2019)

Seed science is a rapidly growing field. The best practices in this publication combine previous CPC guidelines with updated recommendations from current research on rare plant conservation. These guidelines will be helpful to experienced seed collectors, seed banking experts, and newcomers to rare plant conservation.

Request the Book of the Month in print

Or ... Download PDF

New Books & DVDs

Center for Plant Conservation. 2019. CPC best plant conservation practices to support species survival in the wild. QK86 .A1 C455 2019

Deem, Sharon L., et al. 2019. Introduction to one health : an interdisciplinary approach to planetary health. RA639 .D44 2019 ZOO HOSP

Gilbert, David N., et al. (eds.). 2019. The Sanford guide to antimicrobial therapy 2019. SF748 .S26 2019 ZOO HOSP

Stocker, Les. 2005. Practical wildlife care, 2nd ed. [eBook]. Online access through EBSCOhost (no log-in required onsite; contact SDZG Library for offsite access)

ICR Seminars

Hammond, Talisin. 2019. Heterogenous responses to a changing world : behavior and physiology in chipmunks and frogs. [DVD]

Johri, Shaili. 2019. Unraveling shark secrets : sequencing genomes and microbiomes for research and conservation! [DVD]

Laidre, Mark. 2019. Coconut crab conservation : insights from Darwin to present. [DVD]

Marchini, Silvio. 2019. Coexistence Project : upscaling the analysis and management of human-wildlife conflict. [DVD]

What Are We Reading?

Our Recent Returns shelf gives insight into what SDZG team members are reading and watching.

What Are We Writing?

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

Albrecht MA, Osazuwa‐Peters OL, Maschinski J, Bell TJ, Bowles ML, Brumback WE, Duquesnel J, Kunz M, Lange J, McCue KA, et al. 2019. Effects of life history and reproduction on recruitment time lags in reintroductions of rare plants. Conservation Biology. 33(3):601–611. doi:10.1111/cobi.13255

Altan E, Kubiski SV, Boros Á, Reuter G, Sadeghi M, Deng X, Creighton EK, Crim MJ, Delwart E. 2019. A highly divergent picornavirus infecting the gut epithelia of zebrafish (Danio rerio) in research institutions worldwide. Zebrafish. 16(3):291–299. doi:10.1089/zeb.2018.1710

Altan E, Kubiski SV, Burchell J, Bicknese E, Deng X, Delwart E. 2019. The first reptilian circovirus identified infects gut and liver tissues of black-headed pythons. Veterinary Research. 50(1):35. doi:10.1186/s13567-019-0653-z

Mehring M, Bunnefeld N, Kaczensky P, Reinhardt I, Ansorge H, Böhning-Gaese K, Glikman JA, Kluth G, Nowak C, et al. 2019. Attitudes towards returning wolves (Canis lupus) in Germany: Exposure, information sources and trust matter. Biological Conservation. 234:202–210. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2019.03.027

Calatayud NE, Chai N, Gardner NR, Curtis MJ, Stoops MA. 2019. Reproductive techniques for ovarian monitoring and control in amphibians. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments).(147):e58675. doi:10.3791/58675

Davis EO, Glikman JA, Crudge B, Dang V, Willemsen M, Nguyen T, O’Connor D, Bendixsen T. 2019. Consumer demand and traditional medicine prescription of bear products in Vietnam. Biological Conservation. 235:119–127. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2019.04.003

Fitak RR, Antonides JD, Baitchman EJ, Bonaccorso E, Braun J, Kubiski S, Chiu E, Fagre AC, Gagne RB, Lee JS, et al. 2019. The expectations and challenges of wildlife disease research in the era of genomics: forecasting with a horizon scan-like exercise. J Hered. 110(3):261–274. doi:10.1093/jhered/esz001

Frank B, Glikman JA. 2019. Human–wildlife conflicts and the beed to include coexistence. In: Frank B, Glikman JA, Marchini S, editors. Human–Wildlife Interactions: Turning Conflict into Coexistence. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press. p. 1–19.

Glikman JA, Frank B, Marchini S. 2019. Human–wildlife Interactions: multifaceted approaches for turning conflict into coexistence. In: Frank B, Glikman JA, Marchini S, editors. Human–Wildlife Interactions: Turning Conflict into Coexistence. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press. p. 439–452.

Goldenberg SZ, Owen MA, Brown JL, Wittemyer G, Oo ZM, Leimgruber P. 2019. Increasing conservation translocation success by building social functionality in released populations. Global Ecology and Conservation. 18:e00604. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00604

Salazar G, Mills M, Veríssimo D. 2019. Qualitative impact evaluation of a social marketing campaign for conservation. Conservation Biology. 33(3):634–644. doi:10.1111/cobi.13218

Tobler MW, Kéry M, Hui FKC, Guillera‐Arroita G, Knaus P, Sattler T. Joint species distribution models with species correlations and imperfect detection. Ecology. 0(0):e02754. doi:10.1002/ecy.2754

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