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Rewilding: Reintroducing Wild Wood Bison to Alaska

Rewilding: Reintroducing Wild Wood Bison to Alaska

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 29, 2013 8

After more than 100 years of absence from the United States, a wild population of North America’s largest land mammal may soon be reintroduced to Alaska: wood bison. Larger than plains bison (Bison bison bison)—which

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Puddle Jumper — But Not of the Aircraft Kind

Puddle Jumper — But Not of the Aircraft Kind

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 24, 2013 10

Sometimes we forget how simple a nature trip can be. A toddler named Arthur, though, reminds us in the short video below. Watch as this little boy takes a walk through the woods with

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Could New Animal ID Software Aid in Conservation Efforts?

Could New Animal ID Software Aid in Conservation Efforts?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2013 8

Identifying individuals within a group is vital for wildlife ecologists. Following a specific animal can help scientists understand the social interactions, migratory routes, preferred habitats, behaviors within certain settings, life spans and reproduction rates

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Wildlife at Your Fingertips

Wildlife at Your Fingertips

Lisa Poppleton January 17, 2013 0

Our good friends over at WWF have just released their first U.S. iPad application, “WWF Together,” available as a free download at the AppStore.   The app is a unique interactive experience for all ages

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Urban Animals: Wildlife Is Adapting to City Life

Urban Animals: Wildlife Is Adapting to City Life

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 15, 2013 31

During the winter months, bald eagle watching is one of my favorite pastimes. In Wisconsin where I live, the raptors tend to hang out on the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. Surprisingly, rather than head

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Bald Eagle Gets a New Beak

Bald Eagle Gets a New Beak

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 10, 2013 13

With their fierce, intense eyes, deadly claws, and hooked beaks, bald eagles have adorned flags and led armies into battle throughout the ages. The national emblem of the United States since 1782 — and

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