Terrestrial Mammals

The Little Shop of Wildlife Horrors
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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
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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.

Darwin’s Cage Match
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In the Australian outback, researchers are pitting small endangered marsupials against feral cats to see if they can force evolution’s hand. 

Harnessing the Power of Fear
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Could targeted scare tactics be the next big conservation tool?

History Is Melting
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Archaeologists are forced to choose what to save as their dig sites disappear into the Arctic Ocean.

For the Information of Others
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Consummate naturalist Ian McTaggart Cowan spent a lifetime documenting the biodiversity of British Columbia in detailed nature journals.

Hiding From the Deep Freeze
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On an archipelago off British Columbia, wildlife may have hidden from the past two ice ages.

Devils Go to Prison
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Tasmania’s Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas once segregated criminals from civilization. Now, they’ll isolate Tasmanian devils from a rampant...

A Sacrifice for the Catalina Foxes
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With careful monitoring and a vaccination campaign, Catalina Island’s tiny foxes are steadily recovering. 

Intermittent Streams: Nature’s Vanishing Act

Around the world, creeks, rivers, and streams that flow sporadically are common, and these temporary waterways—wet or dry—are fundamental to...

The Return of the San Francisco River Otter
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Sutro Sam was just a scout.