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Wildlife Photo of the Week: The Colors of Fall

Wildlife Photo of the Week: The Colors of Fall

Kendal Bower November 24, 2017 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we selected a chipmunk in Washington. Photographer Tim Nicol watched this little rodent perch

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Turkeys: Smart and—Perhaps—Beautiful Birds

Turkeys: Smart and—Perhaps—Beautiful Birds

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 23, 2017 0

Despite what you may have learned in elementary school, there were probably no turkeys at the first Thanksgiving. The written menu listed fowl, but this most likely meant ducks, goose, grouse, passenger pigeons, swans—or

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Ranching in Wolf Territory: A New Approach

Ranching in Wolf Territory: A New Approach

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 21, 2017 0

Conflict between wolves and ranchers is just about as old as, well, as there have been ranchers in the West. Wolves were nearly hunted, poisoned and trapped to extinction in the Lower 48 a

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Chickadee in the Snow

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Chickadee in the Snow

Kendal Bower November 17, 2017 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a black-capped chickadee. Photographer Jola Charlton snapped this photo on a snowy

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Videos: Whooping Cranes and a Bold Experiment

Videos: Whooping Cranes and a Bold Experiment

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 16, 2017 0

In 1942, there were only 22 whooping cranes left alive in the world. Their habitats were vanishing, and they had been hunted almost to extinction. If we were to keep them from blinking out,

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Whooping Crane Recovery a Victim of Federal Budget Cuts

Whooping Crane Recovery a Victim of Federal Budget Cuts

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 14, 2017 0

After more than 50 years, the largest captive-breeding-and-release program for whooping cranes is closing. Housed at the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, the $1.5 million program was cut from

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