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Wildebeests No Longer Hold the Record for Longest Terrestrial Migration: Zebras Take Over the Title

Wildebeests No Longer Hold the Record for Longest Terrestrial Migration: Zebras Take Over the Title

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 10, 2014 9

Africa’s Great Migration has long been a symbol of the continent’s abundant wildlife. The Serengeti Plains fill with millions of wildebeests and other animals, all traveling from the Ngorongoro region in Tanzania to the

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On the Loss of Passenger Pigeons and Parks

On the Loss of Passenger Pigeons and Parks

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 3, 2014 10

One hundred years ago this year, the last passenger pigeon on Earth died in the Cincinnati Zoo. A female named Martha, she has now become an icon for species extinction. It’s hard to believe

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Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 27, 2014 8

The spike in illegal wildlife trade continues: in 2013, poachers killed 1,004 rhinos in South Africa alone; and in 2012, some 15,000 elephants were slaughtered at 42 sites across 27 African countries, according to

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Video: A Crow Invents a Sled

Video: A Crow Invents a Sled

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 15, 2014 1

The intelligence of crows has been well documented by researchers, and it seems that we’re constantly amazed at their abilities. What’s even more astonishing, however, is when ordinary people like you and me catch

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New Study Reports Antarctica Ice Sheet Instability, but Is It Unstoppable?

New Study Reports Antarctica Ice Sheet Instability, but Is It Unstoppable?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 13, 2014 4

The more we travel, the more we understand the connectedness of every spot on the globe. But even if our travels are mostly virtual, today—in our rapidly shrinking world—we know there’s a reason to

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Video: Saving an African Lion

Video: Saving an African Lion

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 1, 2014 11

While it’s never been easy to make your living as an animal in Africa, wildlife presently residing there face even more challenges than their ancestors did. For example, in the last four months in

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