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Tasmanian Tiger: Alive or Extinct?

Tasmanian Tiger: Alive or Extinct?

Emily Goodheart Kautz November 30, 2019 0

You may have heard of the Tasmanian devil, but how about the Tasmanian tiger? The largest of the carnivorous marsupials, Thylacinus cynocephalus is believed to have gone extinct 80 years ago. Yet reports of

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Winter in Yellowstone

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Winter in Yellowstone

Steve Selden November 29, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a snow-covered bison in Montana! Photographer Rex Arney took this classic bison

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“Home for the Holidays” and Other Travel Conundrums

“Home for the Holidays” and Other Travel Conundrums

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 26, 2019 0

This week, we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving, kicking off what we call the “holiday season”: typically defined as the triumvirate of Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve. It’s also a huge traveling time. But unlike most

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Traveling to Victoria Falls—5 Facts to Know Before You Go    

Traveling to Victoria Falls—5 Facts to Know Before You Go    

Emily Goodheart Kautz November 25, 2019 0

Victoria Falls is the Eden of Africa. David Livingstone, a Scottish explorer who came upon these cascading waters in 1885, wrote that he was struck by “scenes so lovely they must have been gazed

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Chasing Cheetah

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Chasing Cheetah

Steve Selden November 22, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose cheetahs in Botswana. Photographer Paul Sasso captured these cheetahs chasing through the

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On Thanksgiving 2019, Counting Bounty in Butterflies

On Thanksgiving 2019, Counting Bounty in Butterflies

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 19, 2019 0

In recent years, reports on monarch butterfly populations have been confusing: just two years ago, we were hearing that the monarchs were teetering on the edge of extinction. More recently, however, conservation news headlines

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What’s the Difference Between Grizzly Bears and Brown Bears?

What’s the Difference Between Grizzly Bears and Brown Bears?

Emily Goodheart Kautz November 18, 2019 0

Brown bears, commonly called grizzlies, have long evoked fascination. These intelligent mammals display dynamic behaviors that inspire onlookers with a myriad of questions. At some point, one may wonder which is the correct term

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Sustainable Solutions to Preserving the Amazon

Sustainable Solutions to Preserving the Amazon

Emily Goodheart Kautz November 16, 2019 0

The Amazon, home to hundreds of culturally-unique indigenous groups and one-tenth of all known species on Earth, is a vital ecosystem where the interdependence of humans and nature is evident.  A steady stream of

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