Terrestrial Mammals

Death of a Modern Wolf

Once feared, vilified, and exterminated, the wolves of Vancouver Island face an entirely different threat: our fascination, our presence, and our...

The Plan to Clone an Extinct Horse
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One woman hopes technology can resurrect the Abaco Island breed.

Counting India’s Elusive Fishing Cats
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No one is quite sure how many of these water-loving cats are prowling through the mangrove forests.

Mexican Fishing Bats

In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mystery of a bat that makes its living at sea.

Last Dune Standing
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A growing population and rampant development hits Israel’s coast hard.

Polar Bears and People: Cataloging Conflict
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A team of international researchers investigate interactions between the Arctic’s two main predators.

1,000 Kilometers from the Coast, Bears Gorge on Ocean Fish
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Salmon fuels British Columbia’s coastal ecosystems—but the fish’s power extends far inland.

Homo Sapiens Just Got Older—Way, Way Older
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Bones found in Morocco place our lineage 100,000 years earlier and nowhere near where we thought.

Here Be White Bears

While dragons and other mythical beasts marked the charts of early mariners, Renaissance maps were illustrated with images—part fantasy and part...

The Little Shop of Wildlife Horrors

The grim curios and taxidermic creations housed in the US wildlife repository provide clues about trends in wildlife smuggling. And in recent...

Book Review: Ice Bear
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A richly illustrated book explores the cultural history of the Arctic’s iconic symbol: the polar bear. 

The Bounty of the Bone Pile

Butchered whales lure polar bears and tourists to a coastal Alaskan town. So far, so good. Sort of.

Hawai‘i Is Being Overrun by Invasive Cannibals
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Hawai‘i’s invasive species are scavenging each other’s corpses, sustaining their takeover of the islands.

The Timeline of Fear
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Two populations of bandicoots show that learning to fear a new predator can take quite some time.

The Collateral Damage of Yankee Whaling

New research shows that 100,000 dead whales were just the tip of the iceberg. 

When Living on an Island Kills
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Ecotourism threatens the cute and cuddly quokkas isolated on an island in the Indian Ocean.

Sea(side) Horses
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These breeds owe their unique features to their coastal lifestyles.

Going Hog Wild in the Marsh
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Scientists get muddy to study feral hogs’ effects on salt marshes.

Desperate Polar Bears Have Turned to Scavenging from People
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As the ice melts, polar bears are being forced to move on land. And they’re adapting any way they can. 

Human-Grizzly Conflict Is Fueled by Desperation
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Research shows that limited marine food supply drives bears into conflict with humans in British Columbia.