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August 2016

Giraffes - Something Old, Something New
Website Updates: Eye-Catching New Books
DVD of the Month
New Books & DVDs
Recent Returns

Giraffes - Something Old, Something New

In-depth and based on research literature, SDZG Library's animal fact sheets are great for authoritative, quick fact checks, or as a starting point for more thorough exploration.  Here's our latest - fully cited, reviewed, and hot off the e-press: Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) Fact Sheet, 2016


Click on the image or link above and take a good, long (it is the Giraffe Fact Sheet) look.  Many thanks to Library Research Specialist, Kate Jirik, and our reviewers, David O'Connor and Amanda Lussier!  

Giraffes first joined the San Diego Zoo in 1938, amid much fanfare and a cross-country truck ride.  

Here's How to Move a Couple Giraffes
Zoological Society Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings, v. 4.  ZSSD-28. San Diego Zoo Global Library, Archives. 

In 1944, the giraffe graced the front cover of the San Diego Zoo Official Guidebook.  By this year, the first two giraffes, Lofty and Patches, had been joined at the Zoo by their offspring and a fourth giraffe, Daisy.
San Diego Zoo Official Guidebook 1944
San Diego Zoo Official Guide Book, 1st edition, 1944. San Diego Zoo Global Guidebooks & Souvenir Books, ZSSD-33. San Diego Zoo Global Library, Archives. 

Eye-Catching New Books

New books are easier to spot on the SDZG Library website's new book rotator.  Click on the New Book & DVD List for the full list, or just click on the book that catches your eye next time you visit us online.


DVD of the Month

The Great Polar Bear Feast [DVD]

The Great Polar Bear Feast


Renegade Pictures (c)2015, PBS (c)2016

In recent years, scientists and wildlife photographers have flocked to the tiny town of Kaktovik, Alaska, to observe unusual polar bear aggregation and feeding behaviors. Two scientists from the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research are featured in this documentary. Dr. Megan Owen (Applied Animal Ecology) discusses social dynamics in the atypical aggregations, and Dr. John Whiteman (Reproductive Physiology) discusses how polar bear physiology is affected by food deprivation.

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New Books & DVDs

Abella, Scott R. 2016. Conserving America's National Parks. QH104 .A24 2015 MAIN

Baxter, John. 2016. The Disney Conservation Fund : carrying forward a conservation legacy. QH75 .B39 2016 MAIN

Berger-Tal, Oded, and David Salz, eds. 2016. Conservation behavior : applying behavioral ecology to wildlife conservation and management. QH541 .C66 2016 MAIN

Cebra, Christopher. 2014. Llama and alpaca care : medicine, surgery, reproduction, nutrition, and herd health. QL737 .U54 C43 2014 ZOO HOSP

Dodd, C. Kenneth, ed. 2016. Reptile ecology and conservation : a handbook of techniques. QL669.8 .R47 2016 MAIN

Feldman, Edward C., et al. 2015. Canine & feline endocrinology. SF992 .E53 F45 2015 ZOO HOSP

Monfort, Steve. 2016. The Smithsonian Conservation Commons: understanding and sustaining a biodiverse planet. ICR SEMINAR SERIES [DVD]

Olsen, LeighAnne, ed. 2011. Fungal diseases : an emerging threat to human, animal, and plant health : workshop summary. SF996 .F86 2011 MAIN

PBS. 2016. Animal reunions [DVD]. QL85 .A545 2016 DVD

PBS. 2016. The great polar bear feast {DVD]. QL737 .C27 G74 2016 DVD

PBS. 2016. India's wandering lions [DVD]. QL737 .C23 I53 2016 DVD

Pennington, Parker. 2016. The influence of reproductive and metabolic status on the proteome of equine histotroph. ICR SEMINAR SERIES [DVD]

Utteridge, T. M. A., and Gemma Bramley, eds. 2015. The Kew tropical plant families identification handbook. QK474.5 .K49 2015 MAIN

Recent Returns

What's been piquing our interest these days?  Our Recent Returns shelf gives insight into what we're reading and watching at the Zoo, Park, and Institute. 

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