Yasmeen Ghavamian

Yasmeen Ghavamian

Sonoma State University & Oakland Zoo

M.S. Biology Student

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Published on May 13, 2019

Project Update!

It's been awhile since our last lab note, but don't worry we haven't forgot about you! We have some very exciting news to share with all of our backers. Every Master's student in the Biology Depart...

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Published on Feb 28, 2019

We Did It!!!

WE DID IT! At 5:15pm (PDT) on February 28, 2019, we reached our funding goal!! The Malayan sun bears are getting their complex enrichment and we get to study how the enrichment affects their behav...

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Published on Mar 05, 2019

What is an Ethogram?

An animal’s behavior consists of a stream of movements and events (Martin & Bateson, 2007). Before we can measure these movements, an animal’s behaviors must be organized into specific categori...

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Published on Feb 24, 2019

Thank You! We're Half-Way to Our Goal!!

We are half-way through our funding campaign and we have some exciting developments to share. Here are the highlights:We are using the characteristics of sun bears in order to create and provide en...

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Published on Feb 21, 2019

Sun Bear Studies to Date

Sun bears are the least studied bear species. Since very little is known about their biology, including their food habits and reproductive biology, basic research on sun bears should be a high prio...

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Published on Feb 16, 2019

Meet Yasmeen!

As a young girl, I always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and helping dogs and other companion animals. My experiences at Sonoma State University (SSU) have played a significant role in my life-...

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Thank you Jeffrey!
May 18, 2019
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Thank you so much!
May 14, 2019
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Thank you Louise!!
May 14, 2019
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Thank you so much Carla!!
May 14, 2019
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Thank you Traci!
Apr 02, 2019
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And we can't wait to share our progress!! Exciting project updates will be soon to come!
Feb 28, 2019
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That's amazing! We are in love with these sun bears too!
Feb 26, 2019
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Thank you Jeannie! Your support means the world, and I can’t wait to share our project updates along the way!
Feb 09, 2019
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Thank you so much David! We are so excited to share the work we’ve put into the project thus far!
Feb 09, 2019
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