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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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Outdoor Industry Uses Its Power to Save Our Public Lands

Outdoor Industry Uses Its Power to Save Our Public Lands

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 23, 2018 2

In early December 2017, Patagonia—the outdoor clothing and gear company for silent sports—took a major stand. When Christmas shoppers looking for gifts visited the Patagonia website, they were met not by the usual ads

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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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The Heroic Age of Exploration and Our Not-So-Gutsy Times

The Heroic Age of Exploration and Our Not-So-Gutsy Times

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 16, 2018 0

Big dreams of adventure were not uncommon in the late 1800s and early 1900s, a time known as the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration. But one adventurer may have taken such aspirations to the

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