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Jaguar that Attacked Trespassing Zoo Visitor Won’t Be Euthanized

For a better look at the jaguars at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Arizona, a woman named Leanne crossed over the three-foot-tall barricade that separates zoo visitors from the fenced exhibit. This was, of course, a terrible idea. One female jaguar reached through the fence and took a swipe at Leanne, […]

POLL: Should the culling of elephants in Botswana be allowed?

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, Botswana — As we travel by jeep through the mainly mopane scrub of northern Botswana, along the Linyanti River, signs of the significant presence of an iconic heavyweight are evident. Knocked-over trees litter the earth, many with the bark stripped off their trunks. This is the work of the African savanna elephant, […]

How can we REALLY prevent birds from flying into our windows?

Nothing is more heart-breaking than hearing that familiar dull thud, and running to find a dusty, bird-shaped imprint on your window. Sometimes, the bird is only stunned, and will live to fly another day. But sometimes, it will not. You may only have encountered this once or twice in your life, but with billions of […]

Gallito Overo – Spotted Bamboowren – Psilorhamphus guttatus (Ménétries, 1835)

De a poco van retornando las ganas de sentarme a escribir acá en el blog, reconozco que durante el último año y medio prácticamente en mas de una oportunidad estuve a punto de cerrar todo esto y dedicarme a otros menesteres, pero aquí estoy nuevamente dedicando algo de mi tiempo libre para compartir con ustedes […]

POLL: Should all wolves be stripped of federal protection?

In an incredibly disappointing, but not entirely surprising move, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced its intention to strip gray wolves of federal protection in the lower 48, which their advocates fear will be a death sentence for them. Gray wolves have already faced such heavy persecution that we nearly killed every […]

Salt fiends: Search for sodium puts Rwanda’s gorillas in harm’s way

A sodium craving may be the reason endangered mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) from Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda leave the park to raid nearby eucalyptus plantations, according to a recent paper published in Biotropica. Tourists from around the world pay $1,500 for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend just an hour with these majestic great […]