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Selected Publications 
  • Schaller-Lopez, P. (1998). Significant behavioral interaction between a Reticulated giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata and a Southern white rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum simum. Animal Keepers¹ Forum 25(8):314 - 317.
  • Schaller-Lopez, P. (1999). Accounts of one successful and one unsuccessful African wild dog Lycaon pictus litter. Animal Keepers¹ Forum 26(8): 321-327.
  • Schaller, P. (2004). Observation of Whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus parturition in captivity. Drum and Croaker 35:13-17. Learn More »
  • Schaller, P. (2004). Observation of Whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus parturition in captivity ; reprinted in The Shark Supplement, Drum and Croaker Special Edition Number 2:92-96. Learn More »
  • Schaller, P. and Dunker, F. (2005). Use of contrast radiograph to determine trauma to the valvular intestine in the Blacktip reef shark Charcharhinus melanopterus. Drum and Croaker 36:23-28. Learn More »
  • Schaller, P. (2006). Sun Pen: A useful penguin exhibit addition. Drum and Croaker 37: 15-19. Learn More »
  • Schaller, P. (2006). Husbandry and reproduction of Whitetip reef sharks Triaenodon obesus at Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco. International Zoo Yearbook 40: 232-240. Learn More »
  • Schaller, P. (2009). Why and How to Make a Penguin Wetsuit. Drum and Croaker 40:17-25. Read paper »

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What drew you to science as a career? There is flexibility and excitement in science that stimulates me. I am constantly excited about observing new environments, new situations and new interactions. Science is a method for me to understand and explain what I am watching. It allows me to meet and work with people that have similar passion. I am always learning, teaching and writing. 

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More about
Pam Schaller



Steinhart Aquarium


Current Expedition: African Penguin Species Survival Plan Meeting, July 2011



American Association of Zoo Keepers
Drum and Croaker
International Zoo Yearbook



Pierre the Penguin on NPR's All Things Considered

Pam Schaller on breeding penguins in captivity

Pam Schaller on the status of African penguins in the wild

How climate change impacts penguins


Selected Scientific Articles and Publications

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