Other Animals

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Rogerio Rodrigues wins First Prize for his outstanding image ‘Twin Brothers’. Larry Master wins Second Prize with “A Loving Mother’ and Third Prize goes to David Desrochers with ‘Coastal Brown Bear Sow Nursing Her Cubs’. Please give kudos to the photographers by leaving
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Illustration: Joe Ciardiello Who’s Kenn? Simply put, Kenn is a national treasure. A renowned birder, author, and conservationist, Kenn Kaufman has spent his life dedicated to observing birds, reading about birds, writing about birds, and sharing the world of birds with others. With all that birdy knowledge in his brain, he also acts as the field editor for Audubon magazine. So, whenever we
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In the spring, the Pirmagrun mountain, one of the world’s last refuges for the endangered Persian leopard, towers over the surrounding countryside in Iraqi Kurdistan, its rocky snow-capped peaks fading into an ancient oak forest that starts out sparsely before running into narrow, densely-wooded valleys. As recently as the 1980s, the forest covered the slopes
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Just as America embraces the reopening of National Park Service (NPS) lands, including both national parks and preserves, the Administration is dealing a devastating blow to native wildlife populations across some of our country’s most pristine and ecologically significant wildlands. ANPS policy that was finalized last week will allow for the killing of iconic animals
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Photo: James Deshler As a professor and curator of ornithology at Harvard University, Scott Edwards usually spends his summers immersed in conferences, museum collections, fieldwork, and laboratories. He stays busy investigating a wide array of species and subjects, including house finch parasites, the evolution of flightless ratites, such as the Ostrich and Emu, and the role
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The most prized item taken from jaguars were the teeth, of which more than 2,000 were captured by law enforcement, mostly en route to China where they’re used in jewelry. They also found attempts to smuggle jaguar bones pulverized into a fine powder via powdered milk containers, presumably to be used in a medicinal paste
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Mallards. Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon It’s a mystery that has plagued scientists for ages: When new puddles and pools form, or a dry and isolated pond suddenly gets revived through rainfall or snowmelt, where do the fish that live in these waterbodies comes from? Now a new study might have finally found the answer: duck poop. Hungarian researchers fed live eggs of Prussian and
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The coronavirus pandemic has people around the world worried about the health of themselves and their families — but you’re probably concerned about your pet, too. You might be asking yourself questions like: – Can my dog get the coronavirus?– If I have the coronavirus, do I have to stay away from my dog?– Am
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We live in pink river dolphin paradise. But some help from man would Be so nice. Our numbers decreasing, our World shrinking fast. Without your kind help, Our kind will not last. Karen Lyons Kalmenson hello! i have managed to incorporate my eternal woodstock nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world. i am
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Image by Beg Inner/Pixabay An important and controversial issue in the world of scientists who study animal behavior and animal cognition is whether we err in our analyses by anthropomorphizing our subjects or go too far in the opposite direction—when we actively avoid drawing parallels so as to be considered completely dispassionate in our explanations
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PORTLAND,Ore.— After a contentious 12-hour meeting, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected conservation proposals to adopt a uniform 24-hour trap check time for all wildlife and to ban beaver trapping on federally managed public lands. The commission also voted 6-1 last Friday to continue the state’s existing furbearer trapping and hunting regulations for the
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