World’s Longest Wildlife Bridge Could Cross the Mississippi, So ‘Buffalo Can Roam’

For thousands of cross-country tourists, the Mississippi River is one which is for crossing, not seeing. But what if the crossing bridge was a beautiful pedestrian walkway filled with American bison? The aptly named Bison Bridge is a proposition to reconnect America’s most iconic animal with its historic habitat in the most creative of ways—by […]

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Can dogs eat cicadas? Brood X cicadas make a meal for these pups, birds, and squirrels. – Vox

They’re filling up while the filling’s good… This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis… For some of us, the thought of biting into a cicada, six legs and all, is revolting — be it deep-fried or dipped in chocolate. But […]

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Bald Eagles Are Back. And They Want to Eat Your Pets. – WSJ

America’s majestic emblem conjures feelings of awe.They also attack small dogs and scavenge a landfill. The bald eagle population has made a remarkable comeback. But the majestic symbol of American pride is turning out to be a nuisance, especially in Canada… Read more about this article Sign in Read more… https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/bald-eagle-population-endangered-pets-vancouver-11621012685

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Many animals play dead—and not just to avoid getting eaten

Snakes, invertebrates, birds, and more have evolved several reasons for feigning death… Of all the ways animals have evolved to evade predators, feigning death might be one of the most creative—and risky. Scientifically known as thanatosis, or tonic immobility, playing dead occurs across the animal kingdom, from birds to mammals to fish. Perhaps the most […]

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Don’t touch ‘orphaned’ or ‘abandoned’ wildlife, Texas Parks & Wildlife warns

Your helping hand may actually be hurting the animals’ chances of survival SAN ANTONIO – Officials with Texas Parks and Wildlife are warning people to leave wild animals alone this spring. Texans might notice more wildlife in their backyards, neighborhoods and surrounding areas but TPWD experts are warning potential do-gooders against lending a helping hand. […]

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Climate crisis pushing polar bears to mate with grizzlies, producing hybrid ‘pizzly’ bears | The Independent

Scientists say warming Arctic is expanding range of grizzlies, bringing species into greater contact… Back in 2006, a strange polar bear was seen in the Northwest Territories of the Canadian Arctic. It had patches of brown on its otherwise white fur and an unusual face shape. Hunters shot the bear dead and DNA tests confirmed […]

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