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Video: Potoo Bird in Full Camo

Video: Potoo Bird in Full Camo

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 24, 2014 5

Day-to-day survival is a challenge in the wild, especially if those looking to eat you are bigger or faster than you are. That’s the reason why many species have developed methods of camouflage. Some,

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Bam Bam the Ram: Is Feeding Wildlife Ever OK?

Bam Bam the Ram: Is Feeding Wildlife Ever OK?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 22, 2014 11

We humans have developed — intentionally or not — a wide variety of methods for killing off species: overhunting, natural habitat destruction, or active extermination to satisfy agricultural, mining, drilling, fracking, or other special

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Urban Coyotes: Pet Threats or Ecosystem Equalizers?

Urban Coyotes: Pet Threats or Ecosystem Equalizers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 17, 2014 5

No matter where you live — whether in a developed, suburban district or a woodsy, semirural area — you most likely have coyote neighbors. Although you may have never seen them, coyotes are now

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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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