Elephant Company

The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill.

Hen Zen: What The Chickens Have To Teach Us

Life lessons from a chicken? Watch this interview with Terry Hill and her hen Mrs. Grey and you may discover that chickens can be more sensible than some of your friends. Terry Hill reads to Mrs. Grey in the waiting room of the New England Wildlife Center. Photo: Christen Goguen. Follow @VickiCroke

Observing Crow ‘Funerals’ … And Plenty Of Lively Crow Life

Crow thanatology isn’t a bummer for researcher Kaeli Swift—that’s because the Cheeto-munching, sunbathing birds make sure of it. By Vicki Croke In the crow-dense metro-area of Seattle, and beyond, Swift does a lot of crow watching. Photo: Kaeli Swift. Kaeli Swift’s specialty is, as she defines it, the thanatology of crows. Basically, she puzzles out … Continue reading Observing Crow ‘Funerals’ … And Plenty Of Lively Crow Life

Reconnecting Habitats And Saving Lives

Tunnels for penguins, overpasses for pronghorn, culverts for cougars—all part of a growing conservation movement to help animals cross dangerous roads and to reconnect wild habitats in an increasingly-fragmented world. Vicki talks with Robin Young at Here&Now about some amazing “wildlife crossings.” Follow @VickiCroke