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No More Wild Horses

No More Wild Horses

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 27, 2018 0

Whenever I hear that a little piece of the wild has slipped away forever, it saddens me. And another small bit of it vanished recently. Or you could say, perhaps more accurately, that we

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Saiga Antelope Now Victims of Climate Change

Saiga Antelope Now Victims of Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 20, 2018 0

In 2015, on the steppes of Kazakhstan, at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, more than 200,000 critically endangered saiga antelope suddenly died in a span of just three weeks. In less than a

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Videos: The Sun Bear, “He Who Likes to Sit High”

Videos: The Sun Bear, “He Who Likes to Sit High”

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 6, 2018 0

It’s ironic that an animal whose name includes the word sun would be a creature of the night. But once darkness descends, the Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)—the smallest member of the bear family—lumbers

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Video: Yellowstone Bear Bathtub

Video: Yellowstone Bear Bathtub

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 1, 2018 1

It seems that the snow monkeys of Japan aren’t the only animals that seek out baths. In 2016, National Geographic set up some camera traps at the “bear bathtub,” a natural swimming hole in

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Eastern Cougars Declared Extinct. Will It Help Reintroduction Efforts?

Eastern Cougars Declared Extinct. Will It Help Reintroduction Efforts?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 30, 2018 6

Eastern cougars (Puma concolor couguar) were officially declared extinct last week, on January 22, 2018. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has now removed them from the Endangered Species list, where they had been

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Video: Starling Shapes in the Sky

Video: Starling Shapes in the Sky

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 18, 2018 2

European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) are now common birds in the United States; and sometimes, as they say, familiarity breeds contempt. Loud, boisterous and ballsy, the birds are known to eat through crops, monopolize feeders

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