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Helping Reindeer Cross a Treacherous Strait

Helping Reindeer Cross a Treacherous Strait

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 24, 2013 34

Sometimes, even Santa’s strongest and swiftest assistants need a little help. Reindeer in the Arctic lead a tough existence, depending on a delicate balance of climate, food supplies, and predator/prey relationships to maintain their

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Top 5 Places for Nature in Europe

Top 5 Places for Nature in Europe

Maddi Higgins December 22, 2013 1

Europe was once teeming with wildlife, from the snow-capped tops of mountains to the warm beaches of the Mediterranean. The arrival of humans, agricultural production, exploitation of habitats and the introduction of invasive species

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Could Grizzly Bears Hold the Secret to a Cure for Human Obesity?

Could Grizzly Bears Hold the Secret to a Cure for Human Obesity?

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 17, 2013 9

When UCLA Medical Center cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz was asked one day to perform echocardiography on the failing heart of a Los Angeles Zoo emperor tamarin, a small monkey that evolved in the treetops of

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Running for wildlife across Kenya

Running for wildlife across Kenya

Elissa Poma December 15, 2013 0

In their quest to run across nearly 250 miles in two weeks across southern Kenya to raise awareness for wildlife conservation, two young women found a respite over the weekend at a Natural Habitat

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Video: A Hunting Red Fox Demonstrates His Scientific Method

Video: A Hunting Red Fox Demonstrates His Scientific Method

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 12, 2013 33

Watching a red fox hunt in the winter by slowly creeping forward, listening intently, and then jumping high to pounce on prey can be pretty entertaining, but it turns out there’s a lot of

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Wild Turkeys, Birds of Courage

Wild Turkeys, Birds of Courage

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 28, 2013 12

In theatrical circles, a “turkey” is a failure or a flop, but nothing could be further from the truth in the natural world. In fact, wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) are North America’s largest game

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