Animals
One Cool Thing: 2000 Historical Wildlife Illustrations Now Available

One Cool Thing: 2000 Historical Wildlife Illustrations Now Available

Forget digital photos – at least for a minute. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), one of the largest conservation organizations in the world, yesterday made available to the public a collection of more than 2,000 historical scientific wildlife illustrations from its Department of Tropical Research (DTR), which it ran from 1916 to 1965.  The collection […]

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One Not Cool Thing: A “Polar Bear Hotel” In China

One Not Cool Thing: A “Polar Bear Hotel” In China

Yes – you read that right. CNN reported this week on the opening of The Polar Bear Hotel, which is in the Polarland theme park in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin. It opened its doors last Friday, and offers its 21 guest rooms 24/7 endangered polar bear viewing from every room.  At the park, […]

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WWF-Mongolia Completes Nationwide Survey of Snow Leopard Population

WWF-Mongolia Completes Nationwide Survey of Snow Leopard Population

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Mongolia has released its first nationwide snow leopard survey and the results are hopeful. Thanks to the survey, conservationists now know that Mongolia has about 953 snow leopards, whose numbers have been decreasing due to habitat fragmentation and clashes with humans.  This survey, conducted by WWF-Mongolia and partners including […]

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Invasive Zebra Mussels Hitch a Ride on Aquarium Moss Balls

Invasive Zebra Mussels Hitch a Ride on Aquarium Moss Balls

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Federal officials have found zebra mussels catching a ride on aquarium décor sold across the U.S. Pet stores in 21 states have now recalled moss balls sold as aquarium accessories due to the presence of the invasive species. Zebra mussels, native to Eurasia, were introduced to U.S. waters in the 1980s and have been wreaking […]

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Mexican Grey Wolf Returns from Brink of Extinction

Mexican Grey Wolf Returns from Brink of Extinction

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The rarest subspecies of grey wolf in North America has doubled its population over the last five years. While the Mexican wolf had teetered on the brink of extinction, there are now 186 Mexican grey wolves in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona as a result of protections […]

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DMV – Get Ready – Millions of Cicadas Will Be Mating Soon Near You!

DMV – Get Ready – Millions of Cicadas Will Be Mating Soon Near You!

There are too many pull quotes to choose from: • Billions of #broodx #cicadasarecoming• They'll be LOUD.• If you're still like a tree they'll climb you and try to leave eggs on you. Rude.• They'll leave dead skin and THEN dead bodies everywhere. https://t.co/J7SI51atTM — danie_d (@danie_d) March 10, 2021 The Washington, D.C. region will […]

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