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The Footsteps of Large Animals Fill Landscapes with Life

The Footsteps of Large Animals Fill Landscapes with Life

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 29, 2019 0

When you weigh anywhere from 1,000 to 14,000 pounds, you tend to leave huge, deep footprints wherever you walk. But more than just evidence of your passing through, those footprints, it turns out, can

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The Coolness of Zebra Stripes

The Coolness of Zebra Stripes

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 10, 2019 0

Why zebras have stripes has been a matter for scientific debate for decades. A lot of theories have been put forth, such as they’ve evolved for camouflage, to confuse the vision of biting flies,

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The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 3, 2019 0

We still have three weeks until the end of a long and brutally hot summer. At times, it seems the only respite we can get outside during our picnics, state fair visits, outdoor music

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New Study Shows Wildlife Tourism Worth Five Times More Than Poaching

New Study Shows Wildlife Tourism Worth Five Times More Than Poaching

Emily Goodheart Kautz August 22, 2019 0

Recent research has revealed that wildlife tourism is five times more lucrative than poaching. In 2018, it was found that while the illegal wildlife trade accounted for 23 billion dollars of global GDP, ecotourism

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What are the Big Five and Where Can I See Them?

What are the Big Five and Where Can I See Them?

Emily Goodheart Kautz July 31, 2019 0

The Lion King has left many viewers longing to visit the plains of African, conjuring up images of elephants browsing on acacia trees and amber-eyed predators prowling among golden grasses as an enormous red

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QUIZ – How to Differentiate African Rhinoceroses

QUIZ – How to Differentiate African Rhinoceroses

Hannah Wagner May 1, 2019 0

Aren’t all rhinos gray? Technically, no. Spanning the lower and eastern part of the continent of Africa, the black rhino and white rhino roam like prehistoric giants balancing precariously on the edge of being

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Glaciers: Defying Physics While Moving Down Mountains

Glaciers: Defying Physics While Moving Down Mountains

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 2, 2019 0

I count glaciers among my favorite things. They come in beautiful shades of blue, they’re cold and they’re ephemeral. But how can I describe something as old and massive as a glacier as short-lived

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Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 26, 2019 0

Last week, here in the Midwest in mid-March, I spotted my first robin of the year. My mother used to say that seeing a robin was a sure sign that spring couldn’t be far

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