Surfing on whale sharks, riding a moose, and mugging with bears, smart phone users do some not-so-smart, dangerous, even cruel things.
Courage Of A Tiny Orphaned Rhino
In an Indian park, where every rhino life counts toward keeping the species going, a baby is saved in a monsoon.
The Flying Elephant Docs: Fighting The Good Fight
The terrible news about poachers slaughtering Satao, a wild bull elephant in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park whose tusks nearly touched the ground, got a lot of people asking: isn’t there anyone helping these animals? There is.
Ashley: Queen of the cats
Working with the shelter cats she loves has helped Ashley, a student at NECC, an autism research and education center, learn important lessons about life.
When To Help A Baby Bird, And When To Leave It Alone
Hatchling, nestling, fledgling? An expert and simple guide for determining if the bird you find in your yard needs your intervention.
The Citizen Science Of Critter Cams
Critter cams can add data to the scientific literature, make citizen scientists out of lots of armchair naturalists, and may help keep endangered species safe from poachers.
The Very Real War To Save Big Cats
For Alan Rabinowitz, the concept of the “battle to save wild cats” is growing less and less metaphorical by the minute. He says it's a global “counter terrorism” campaign.
The Wild Wolf Who Played With Dogs
Nature photojournalist Nick Jans tells the magical story of Romeo, a gregarious wild wolf who lived at the outskirts of Juneau, Alaska, casting his spell over dogs and people alike.
A Dwarf Elephant With Outsized Attitude
12/22/2014 First seen in 2013, a wild dwarf elephant in Sri Lanka, who is only five feet tall at the shoulder, has been sighted again—as pugnacious as ever. By Vicki Croke The world’s first documented wild dwarf elephant, who was seen briefly in 2013 before vanishing again, is alive and well, according to Pruthu Fernando, … Continue reading A Dwarf Elephant With Outsized Attitude
Spotted Hyenas: Gender Bending, Enchanting, Formidable
8/1/2014 They crunch bones like popcorn. The females sport pseudo-penises. And the people who study these animals just adore them. A tour of the hidden life of the spotted hyena. By Vicki Croke They can crunch bone, one researcher says, like popcorn. The females have penises (technically “pseudo-penises”), which become erect with excitement, and through … Continue reading Spotted Hyenas: Gender Bending, Enchanting, Formidable