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July 31, 2019

 

How Young Animals Leave Their Homes

Scientists think there are a number of reasons why young animals leave home. By doing so, they avoid competing with their relatives for resources and avoid competing with each other for mates.

July 10, 2019

 

The Twin Benefits of Eating Less Meat

Research shows that health models and emissions models join up if people were to consume less meat worldwide, by cutting from their diet 2-3 portions of meat per week.

May 14, 2019

 

Monarch Butterflies In Decline

Milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat, has been declining due to the use of glyphosate herbicides on agricultural fields.

April 11, 2019

 

New Solutions For International Wildlife Trafficking

Every year, millions of birds are taken from places like Brazil to sell around the world, and it is devastating tropical bird populations.

March 8, 2017

 

These look-a-like cheetahs show off their spots for a family portrait.

Cheetahs Cut from the Same Cloth

Cheetahs have survived devastating climate change and a resulting genetic bottleneck.

January 25, 2017

 

Orangutans are intelligent, but also under threat by human agriculture.

Wild Science: Orangutans

Wild Science visits the Indianapolis Zoo, where staff explain the intelligence and behavior of orangutans, and how their species is being threatened by humans.

November 19, 2015

 

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The Ecological Niche

An ecological niche is not the space occupied by a species but the set of conditions required for its survival.

September 22, 2015

 

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Wild Science: American Crow

Crows are uncommonly intelligent. On this episode of Wild Science, we visit Wildcare Inc. to see all of what these brainy birds can do!

July 9, 2015

 

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Adapting to Climate Change

Drummond's rockcress can alter its physical traits between generations, making it very adaptable to sudden environmental changes.

April 21, 2015

 

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Wild Europe  

There are some 17,000 grizzly bears throughout Europe, compared to only around 1800 in the contiguous United States.

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