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NH’s most famous bear, known as Mink Photo: Bryan Marquard, Boston Globe
A writer for the Boston Globe, Bryan Marquard, took this amazing photo after coming between a female black bear and her cubs recently. She had just emerged from hibernation with a luxurious coat looking healthy. Mink is famous in New Hampshire because two years ago she was getting too close to local residents’ homes, so the state relocated her (wearing a tracking collar) to near the Canadian border. Over the course of the next year, she traveled the length of the state, determined to get back to her “home” near Hanover. But the dangerous trek left her run down and thin. Now back in good health, her survival – and the survival of the humans she encounters — depends on the social distancing behaviors that we humans must learn. And seeing Mink so healthy is a reminder that we too can come back from a harrowing experience stronger than ever. Read the whole story here — it’s “beary” worth your time!
By Will Gartshore, Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s an old aphorism that still rings painfully true today. Long before Covid-19, the three deadliest pandemics in human history—the bubonic plague, Spanish influenza and HIV/AIDS—claimed more lives than all the […]
We know the permafrost in the Arctic is melting fast, but a new study finds that one of the reasons for its rapid decline may be that beavers are actually damming it up — literally. CNN reports that using satellite images scientists have observed that beavers are building dams way farther north than previously observed. […]
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, animals have enjoyed the freedom of a quieter world by venturing further into cities and suburbs. While this “anthropause” has made for thrilling YouTube videos, scientists have taken the opportunity to study the effects of human activity across geographic regions, ecosystems, their effect on species. Researchers have been tracking animal movements […]
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