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Ruby-throated Hummingbirds rapidly double their body weight in fat as they prepare for migration. Photo: Barry Jerald Jr./Audubon Photography Awards It’s tempting to compare bird migration to marathon running. In both, participants prepare intensely and undergo an extreme test of endurance. But the similarities stop there. Though marathon runners push the human body to its
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Evidence from a new study suggests that octopuses experience pain emotionally, in addition, to physically; meaning that these intelligent sea creatures process pain similarly to how mammals do. While many invertebrates demonstrate a reflex response to physical stimuli, the ability to truly experience “pain” involves the emotional components of suffering and distress in addition to
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Cat photographer Andrew Marttila is one of the best in the game. His strikingly adorable images of cats elevate the genre and his love and respect for his feline subjects is evident in everything he does. Along with his fiancé, Hannah Shaw, a.k.a. Kitten Lady (the cat community’s dream couple!), he is devoted to rescuing cats,
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According to the Mountain West News Bureau, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte trapped and killed an adult black wolf near Yellowstone National Park on February 15. The wolf, number 1155, was tracked by radio-collar and lives in Yellowstone. He trapped the wolf on a private ranch after it wandered off federal lands. While it is legal
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(Picture Credit: Albert L. Ortega/WireImage/Getty Images) Dogs like to get the spotlight in movies, but we all know it’s the cats who steal the show when they appear on screen. They can be cute and cuddly, intelligent, and fierce, but they always leave an impression. The cats on this list are some of the most
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Western Meadowlark. Photo: James Halsch/Audubon Photography Awards NEW YORK – The National Audubon Society welcomed Erin Giese, data manager at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, and Rod Brown, a founding partner of Cascadia Law Group PLLC, to its national board of directors. The two newest members bring expertise in biodiversity and
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Marshall Johnson, center, and Kay Cornelius meet with Panorama rancher Dave Hutchinson on his Nebraska ranch. Photo: Wyatt DeVries To Audubon’s Marshall Johnson, the relationship between cattle, birds, and even neutralizing ranching’s greenhouse gas output is both logical and obvious. With 84 percent of American grasslands privately owned and 95 percent of all grassland birds
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According to Wildlife SOS, an elephant was killed on a road in India. 40-year-old Lakshmi was killed by a negligent truck driver in Rajasthan. Wildlife SOS heard about the accident and rushed to her aid. A veterinary team went to the elephant with medical equipment. The team concluded that her condition was critical due to
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Dickcissel. Photo: Gene Petersen/Audubon Photography Awards  April 6, 2021, New York, NY – The National Audubon Society today announced the largest market-based regenerative grasslands partnership in the U.S. with Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Meats®, the nation’s largest producer of 100 percent grass-fed, grass-finished certified organic beef. The commitment will impact one million acres of certified organic
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Each year in Texas, thousands of rattlesnakes are gassed, starved, and killed for entertainment. This event, known as the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup, is a gathering place to slaughter snakes. Held in Sweetwater, Texas, a town of 10,500 residents, the roundup brings 25,000 visitors to Sweetwater. About 4,000 snakes are rounded up each year and killed.
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The BBC reported that six lions have been found dead and dismembered at a national park in Uganda. The lions were found in Queen Elizabeth National Park with heads and paws hacked off in what authorities believe is poisoning. Authorities and conservationists are working to investigate and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said it “cannot
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