San Diego Zoo Plants Thousands of Grass Seedling to Aid Endangered Species

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SAN DIEGO ZOO PLANTS THOUSANDS OF GRASS SEEDLING TO AID ENDANGERED SPECIES




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 Photo taken on Jan. 17, 2012, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Global.

San Diego Zoo Plants Thousands of Grass Seedling to Aid Endangered Species

Jan 19, 2012

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San Diego Zoo Plants Thousands of Grass Seedlings to Aid Endangered Species 

Sara Motheral, research technician for the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, inspected one of 1,000 grass seedlings that were planted as part of a habitat restoration project for the endangered Stephens' kangaroo rat at the Southwestern Riverside County Multispecies Reserve on Tuesday. In the background, freshly planted grass can be seen wrapped in a blue, plastic protector tube. In total, 10,000 seedlings will be planted over the next two weeks. In 2010, 150 kangaroo rats were relocated to the site as part of a San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy program aimed at saving a species endemic to San Diego and Riverside counties. The translocation has been successful, already doubling the population of this 4-inch-long rodent.

*Please note: Photo taken on Jan. 17, 2012, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Global.

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