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Adventure in the Ellipses: Elk

Adventure in the Ellipses: Elk

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 18, 2010 7

Ever since elk were reintroduced to Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in 1995, I’ve wanted to see them roaming freely in my home state. Last month, my dream was realized—twice. In September, I was fortunate

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Prairie Dogs: Lost Language Underground

Prairie Dogs: Lost Language Underground

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 11, 2010 9

Tucked away for centuries in a remote corner of northeastern India, a rare language lives. According to reports from the National Geographic Society, the language, called “Koro,” has just been “discovered” by researchers from

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10 Ways to Save Tigers

10 Ways to Save Tigers

Wendy Redal October 7, 2010 49

On the Chinese calendar, it’s the Year of the Tiger, an ideal opportunity to draw global attention to the fact that there are fewer than 3200 tigers left in the wild. Read more, and

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Enjoy a Slothful Sojourn in Costa Rica!

Enjoy a Slothful Sojourn in Costa Rica!

Wendy Redal October 5, 2010 2

Ever heard of a sloth wrangler? That’s what caretakers of these cuddly, laid-back rainforest dwellers are called at the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. They look after the more than 75 sloths that live

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White Lions, White Tigers, White Bears – Oh My!

White Lions, White Tigers, White Bears – Oh My!

Wendy Redal September 20, 2010 1

Ever seen a white tiger? How about a white lion? Like the creamy Spirit Bear of Canada's west coast, white lions are not albinos but unusual genetic anomalies. They're extinct in the wild, but

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It’s Almost Polar Bear Season!

It’s Almost Polar Bear Season!

Wendy Redal September 9, 2010 0

Current reports indicate that 2010 is going to be a great polar bear season in Churchill! Lots of bears already moving toward the shore of Hudson Bay to anticipate freeze-up.

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Animals Just Want to Have Fun

Animals Just Want to Have Fun

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 10, 2010 6

In a fourth grade science unit, I can remember my teacher telling the class that making and using tools was one of the most significant things that set human beings apart from all the

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Do Big Cats Love Catnip? Watch and Learn!

Do Big Cats Love Catnip? Watch and Learn!

James Dziezynski August 4, 2010 1

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