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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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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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The Worth of a Whale and the Price Tag of a Panda

The Worth of a Whale and the Price Tag of a Panda

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 6, 2020 0

In prepandemic times, those of us who cherish wildlife and wild places tried to quantify them in economic terms, hoping to convince those who didn’t care about protecting nature that not doing so would

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Whale Shark Smile

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Whale Shark Smile

Steve Selden February 7, 2020 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a whale shark in Mexico! Photographer Paola Ruffo caught this awesome shot

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Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 13, 2019 0

Finding new hybrid species in the wild—such as the pizzly in Churchill, Canada—can be exciting and a great cause for concern all at the same time. Such news is inspiring because it signals that

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Whale Feasting on Sardines

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Whale Feasting on Sardines

Steve Selden August 9, 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 photo of a Bryde’s whale. Photographer Mark Gottlieb captured this whale

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Will We Soon Be “Talking” with Dolphins and Whales?

Will We Soon Be “Talking” with Dolphins and Whales?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 28, 2019 0

Much like us, other animals have “languages” that they use in order to communicate with members of their own species. For example, prairie dogs have developed different “words” to describe various predators—barks, squeals and

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Scientists Aboard the Australis Encounter Mystery Orca

Scientists Aboard the Australis Encounter Mystery Orca

Courtney Nachlas March 21, 2019 0

For Natural Habitat travelers, the S/V Australis expedition boat represents an epic voyage into extreme waters bursting with wildlife on our Sailing Antarctica: The Ultimate Polar Nature Expedition. For international cetacean researchers aboard the

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