WILDLIFE

endangered species

Kid Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Endangered Animals on Camera Traps

A unique project turned students at schools around the world into citizen scientists.
Sarah Emerson
2 days ago
cryptids

The 'Beast of Gévaudan' Killed Hundreds in 18th Century France. What Was It?

Records from the time attributed hundreds of deaths to a mysterious beast creature that may have been a wolf, a lion, or something else entirely.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.22.18
pharmaceutical runoff

Human Waste Is Contaminating Australian Wildlife with More Than 60 Pharmaceuticals

A new study demonstrates the ways that pharmaceutical runoff could travel up the food-chain.
Sarah Emerson
11.6.18
Conservation

Tiger Bones and Rhino Horns Are No Longer Banned for Medicine in China

A 25-year ban has been altered to allow the animal parts to be used in medical research and healing, despite the fact that both species are worse off now.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.31.18
Bears

It’s Big Boy Season: Vote for the Fattest Bear

For brown bears, the fatter the better, because body fat means strong chances of winter survival.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.3.18
endangered species

Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears Reinstated as Endangered Species, Judge Rules

A judge has overturned a controversial decision by the Trump administration to remove federal protections from Yellowstone’s iconic grizzly bears.
Sarah Emerson
9.25.18
tigers

The Tiger Population in Nepal Has Nearly Doubled Since 2009 Because Conservation Efforts Work

Nepal is one of 13 tiger-range countries striving to double the world’s tiger population by 2022.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.24.18
nature

A Lone Wolf Left Chernobyl’s Radioactive Exclusion Zone—Will Others Follow?

The young gray wolf travelled 369 km outside of its home range in 21 days.
Jordan Pearson
7.3.18
living with jaguars

Jaguars Literally Cannot Resist Calvin Klein’s ‘Obsession for Men’

Scientists spray the fragrance on camera traps to attract jaguars for research.
Lisa Cumming
4.4.18
living with jaguars

The ‘Path of the Jaguar’ Aims to Secure this Big Cat’s Enormous Range

Jaguars are increasingly isolated due to habitat fragmentation. Environmentalists, scientists, and locals are working to secure their free passage across over a dozen countries.
Becky Ferreira
4.3.18
Conservation

The World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Has Died

There are two aged females left in the subspecies, but are infertile, meaning they are almost certainly doomed to extinction.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.20.18
Conservation

Most Hunt Management Plans Aren’t Based in Science

In a new study, 60 percent of plans—spanning Canadian provinces and US states—lacked a scientific approach.
Lisa Cumming
3.7.18
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