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Assessing the Beliefs of Animals

Assessing the Beliefs of Animals

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 22, 2021 0

If you asked any wildlife fan or pet owner if animals have beliefs, I’m guessing their answers would almost all fall within the “yes” category, based on observations and anecdotal evidence. Science, however, is

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Nature is a “Happy Place” for Children

Nature is a “Happy Place” for Children

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 15, 2021 0

When children were recently asked to draw their “happy places,” more than half of them created drawings that included aspects of nature and outdoor spaces, such as gardens, grass, lakes, outdoor playgrounds, parks, rainbows,

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African Wild Dogs and the Necessity of Wildlife Corridors

African Wild Dogs and the Necessity of Wildlife Corridors

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 8, 2021 0

Larger than Austria and Germany combined and nearly twice as big as the United Kingdom, the enormous KAZA (Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area) lies in the Kavango and Zambezi River Basins where Angola, Botswana, Namibia,

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Post-Pandemic, Learning to Trust Again from a Gray Whale

Post-Pandemic, Learning to Trust Again from a Gray Whale

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 1, 2021 0

The longest recorded migration by a mammal was made by a gray whale. In 2015, a female made a journey of nearly 14,000 miles from Russia to Mexico and back. (Zebras hold the longest

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Five Ways that Travel Makes You More Empathetic

Five Ways that Travel Makes You More Empathetic

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 25, 2021 0

Empathy seems to be in short supply, lately. And it’s no surprise after all we’ve dealt with in the past two years: the coronavirus pandemic, economic insecurity, misinformation and racial injustice, to name just

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The Loudest Bird on the Planet Lives in the Amazon

The Loudest Bird on the Planet Lives in the Amazon

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 18, 2021 0

Some animals are known for being loud; for example, howler monkeys are said to be aptly named. When a number of them let loose their lungs in concert, the din can be heard up

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The Giraffe-African Savanna Relationship: It’s Complicated

The Giraffe-African Savanna Relationship: It’s Complicated

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 11, 2021 0

Much like the beneficial but complicated effects that the wolves of Yellowstone National Park exert upon their environment, recent research is beginning to show that there is a complex relationship between elephants, giraffes and

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Trees: Foundations for Ecosystems and Learning

Trees: Foundations for Ecosystems and Learning

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 4, 2021 0

Unlike Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22 every year, Arbor Day is a bit of a moving target. While National Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April, many states observe

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