Wild Bobcats Make Woman’s Front Porch Their Home: ‘These Guys Have Been Here a Month’

An Arizona woman’s photo went viral when she shared a picture of some unusual houseguests… A pack of young bobcats—referred to as a kindle—have taken over the front porch of Kate Smith’s Mesa home. She posted a picture of three young kittens sleeping near her house’s entryway on Friday… More about the Bobcats in the […]

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‘Zombie deer’ in Texas? Wildlife officials issue emergency order following positive tests at breeding sites

Warning: Zombie Deer Disease Could Spread To Humans Soon Health officials say there’s no evidence that suggests the disease is harmful to the public AUSTIN – Are “zombie deer” real? The answer is yes, and they’ve been found in Texas. Deer at six breeding sites in the state have recently tested positive for “zombie deer” […]

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8 red wolves released into wild provide hope for critically endangered species

The world’s only wild population of red wolves just got eight more members. Four adult red wolves and four captive-born pups were released into a wildlife refuge in eastern North Carolina, raising hopes that this unique species can be pulled back from the brink of extinction—for the second time. Red wolves are a critically endangered […]

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Fossil of ancient squid eating a crustacean while being eaten by an ancient shark

A team of researchers has discovered a fossil they are describing as a leftover fall event in which one creature was in the process of eating another creature that was not consumed. In their paper published in the Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, the group describes the fossilized find and what it taught them about behavior […]

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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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DNR warns hikers, bikers to avoid muddy trails for nature’s sake

LANSING, MICH. — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking outdoor enthusiasts to heed some advice this spring: “Muddy day? Please don’t play.” Walking, biking and horseback riding on muddy trails destroys the trail’s surface, contributing to erosion and creating hard-to-fix trails, the DNR says. The rule of thumb? If you are leaving visible […]

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Scientists look at how some Yellowstone wolves avoid mange – East Idaho News

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — After 25 years of inbreeding, Yellowstone National Park’s wolves are becoming more genetically similar, researchers have found. “They’re still a really healthy population,” said Alexandra DeCandia, who looked into wolf genetics for research she recently published. “It’s not anything we’re worried about.” In fact, genetic similarity can help Yellowstone’s wolves fight […]

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